Donations, volunteers and blood givers are being recruited at the South Shore.
Jeanine McEntee is heading up organizational meetings for several projects and fund-raisers for the American Red Cross. Today there will be brain-storming meetings at the Riva Grill. The meetings will be upstairs from 12:30 to 2 p.m. and 6:30 to 7 p.m.
“We are desperate for computer savvy people,” McEntee said.
Also the American Red Cross in Reno is gathering people to head to the Gulf Coast to work as volunteers. That meeting will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Volunteers must complete some training and be willing to spend at least three weeks at the Gulf Coast. The meeting is at the Morrison University Building, 10315 Professional Circle. Call the Red Cross at (775) 721-7220.
Also, a blood drive is planned for Sept. 23 at South Lake Tahoe location to be determined.
On Saturday there will be a hurricane relief benefit from 6 to 10 p.m. at the American Legion Post 795. The music will be from Johnny “Cash Only,” a tribute to the man in black.
Hurricane spurs a garage sale
“Due to a generous number of items donated to the Tahoe-Douglas Chamber for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts and the difficulty in transporting these goods to the impacted areas, we are conducting a yard sale on Saturday” said Kathleen Farrell, executive director of the Tahoe-Douglas Chamber.
Donated items for the yard sale can be dropped off at the Tahoe Douglas Chamber’s office or at the site of the yard sale, 3071 Sacramento Avenue between San Francisco and Modesto Avenues in South Lake Tahoe.
“Funds raised at the yard sale will be donated via the Tahoe-Douglas
Chamber to the American Red Cross to assist survivors of Hurricane Katrina,” Farrell said.
Volunteers are needed Friday afternoon to sort and price the goods.
Volunteers are also needed early Saturday morning to help set up the goods and work the sale.
Contact: Tahoe-Douglas Chamber at (775) 588-4591 or Don
Regis-Bilar at the yard sale site at (530) 541-7720.
Library has a writing contest
The South Lake Tahoe Branch Library is inviting all aspiring authors between the ages of 9 and 13 to take part in a writing contest. The theme of the contest will be “My Summer Adventure.”
Some ideas might include a fun activity like a camping or hiking trip, or just something special that happened over the summer.
Entries should be no more than 500 words in length, and must be legibly written or typed.
Please include name, age, and phone number. The library will be accepting entries until Sept. 13. The winner will be announced before 8 p.m. on September 21. Prizes will be awarded to the best three entries. For additional information, call 573-3185
Tahoe Singles plan a triple
The Tahoe Singles have three get-together planned.
On Friday the group meets in Kings Beach at Jason’s, 8338 North Lake Blvd., on the patio. Call (530) 587-4430.
On Sunday the group will hike 41Ú2 miles of the Donner Lake Rim Trail. Bring lots of water, bag lunch and walking stick if you have one.
The group meets a 10:30 a.m. at 13686 Pathway Ave. in Tahoe
Donner, then carpools about four miles to the trailhead. To RSVP call (530) 587-4430.
On Monday it’s time to watch some football at Madigans Grille and Tavern, 10534 Cold Stream Road in Truckee. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. Call (530) 587-4430.
– Provided to the Tribune