Local Volunteers Team Up To Deliver Thanksgiving Dinner to Katrina Survivors

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"Heart to Heart" volunteers back on the road for the upcoming holiday.

A small dedicated group of volunteers has organized “Heart to Heart,” a community effort to provide hundreds of Thanksgiving dinners to those still suffering from the devastation in Bayou La Batre, Alabama.

This effort, organized by the Junior Women’s Club of St. Michaels, the Buena Bubba Social Club, and the St. Michaels Business Association, met an immediate need in Bayou La Batre for basic necessities in those horrible early days of Katrina’s aftermath. Now, as the people of that community begin to put their lives back together, we are hoping to meet another need: to provide Thanksgiving dinner for 300 families, over half the town’s population.

From November 1st to November 13th, canned goods and money are being collected throughout the Bay Hundred area to be shipped to Bayou La Batre in time for Thanksgiving. This effort is being organized entirely by volunteers, ensuring that, as in the Labor Day drive, 100% of the goods and cash received will go to people in Bayou La Batre.

In addition to canned goods, we are seeking donations of Family Baskets. For $30, you can secure Thanksgiving dinner for a family of five. In addition, you will be given the opportunity to write a personal note to that family and receive recognition in publicity

associated with the event.

The devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina to the Gulf region of our country has touched us all. Here in St. Michaels, our community rose to support our brothers and sisters in the region just days after the hurricane hit by organizing a drive to provide food, clothing, personal hygiene, and medical supplies to the residents of Bayou La Batre Alabama. (USA Today - Sept 30th) In less than 48 hours over this past Labor Day weekend, 60,000 pounds of goods and over $18,000 cash were collected, ALL of it reaching the area within the first few days after the hurricane. Our support was, for most people in the Bayou La Batre area, the first received by any outside organization, public or private. The overwhelming generosity of the Bay Hundred community went a long way to alleviate the suffering in those initial days for the people of Bayou La Batre.

Visit us online: http://smdisasterrelief.blogspot.com

Contributions Payable to: “SMCC/Katrina Relief Fund”, all donations eligible for tax deduction

Heart to Heart

Box 202

606 N Talbot St

St. Michaels, MD 21663

Contact: Jeffrey Bushey 1-800-462-5885

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