HURRICANE RELIEF: How locals can help the effort |

HURRICANE RELIEF: How locals can help the effort

– Todd Heckler is willing to employ a displaced individual with construction labor. Contact Heckler at 448-9194.

– Julie Peters, a Truckee local who went to school in New Orleans, is willing to help in any capacity, but is unaware of larger projects happening in the community. E-mail

– Ben Hatchet is a student at UNR and is willing to help in any capacity. Contact him at

– The Truckee Rotary Club started a fund for Hurricane Katrina relief, which has kicked off with a $5,000 donation from the club. Send a check payable to the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, with “Rotary Hurricane Fund” clearly indicated to: TTCF, PO Box 366, Truckee, CA 96160. Charge by Visa or MasterCard by calling 587-1776.

– The Trucke Lions Club is collecting donations. People can mail their tax-deductible donations to the Truckee Lions Club, PO Box 3386, Truckee, CA 96162, or drop off donations at the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce in the downtown train depot.

– Red Cross: To volunteer or provide a monetary donation, call 272-3265.

– SPCA: 1-888-ANIMALS,

– Blood Source:1-866-82-BLOOD,

– Salvation Army: 1-800-SAL-ARMY,

– Eat out at certain Truckee restaurants on Wednesday, Oct. 5 to raise funds for the American Red Cross through a nationwide restaurant fund-raiser called Dine For America. Seventeen Truckee restaurants will be donating more than 50 percent of their revenue and collect donations from guests and staff that day. Participating restaurants include: Pipers Patisserie, Pacific Crest, Pianeta, Zano’s, The Lodge at Tahoe Donner, Village Pizzeria, OB’s, Wild Cherries, Moody’s, Cottonwood, Squeeze In, Java Sushi, El Toro Bravo, Joe Coffee, Dragonfly, Truckee Bagel Company, the Truckee Diner and possibly more (call individual restaurants to see if they are participating).

– Local dentist, Dr. Robert Colpitts and his staff will donate 100 percent of all the funds generated by teeth whitening to the American Red Cross’s Disaster Relief Fund. Colpitts will run the fund-raiser through the end of the year. Instead of making a payment to Dr. Colpitts, patients will write checks directly to the Red Cross.

– The children of North Lake Tahoe are using their talents for “A Brighter Day,” a children’s art show and sale to raise money for the school children displaced by Hurricane Katrina. The reception and sale will be Oct. 7 from 4-8 p.m. at the Bolam Gallery in Tahoe City.

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