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Hurricane relief efforts continue in the valley

Aspen Times Staff

Following are some ongoing relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims. Information on additional opportunities can be sent to Catherine at cathlutz@aspentimes.com, 925-9156 (fax) or 925-3414, ext. 234. P.A.W.S (Pitkin Animal Welfare Society), a local humane society, is raising money for rescue and rehabilitation of the animals affected by Hurricane Katrina. All of the funds donated will be sent to the American Humane Association, the Humane Society of the United States and the Aspen Animal Shelter, which temporarily housed 18 canine hurricane victims.Checks made payable to PAWS/Katrina may be sent to P.O. Box 733, Aspen, CO 81612. A tax deductible receipt will be sent. Cache Cache restaurant in Aspen is hosting a benefit night for Hurricane Katrina victims on Sunday at 7 p.m. Three courses with wine are $250 per person. Master sommelier Richard Betts of the Little Nell is providing the evening’s wine service. All profits and gratuities from this evening will go to the America’s New Orleans Fund for Hurricane Katrina victims. VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters) is having a special meeting on Tuesday from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the WestStar Bank Community Room (next to Safeway) in Glenwood Springs, to address the short- and long-term needs of hurricane evacuees who have moved into the Garfield County/Roaring Fork Valley area. Any organization, church or business that can help with these new residents may participate or can contact United Way of Garfield County with an offer of assistance. Permanent single-family house rentals are especially needed. Special funds are being raised through United Way of Garfield County to financially support local health and human service agencies responding to the needs of local hurricane victims and rescued pets in the area. Contact United Way at (970) 625-8189 or untdway@sopris.net, or visit http://www.unitedwayofgarfieldcounty.org for more information. A charity golf tournament for hurricane victims will be held on Oct. 4 at Aspen Glen golf course. All proceeds will go toward the American Red Cross or the Carbondale Pearlington relief fund. The format is a four-person scramble tournament with a shotgun start. Entrants can put together their own team or a team will be put together for you. The cost is $75 (minimum donation) and includes food, beer and prizes. Sign up by calling the Aspen Glen golf shop at 704-1988. Registration for the event will be at 9 a.m. Oct. 4. Checks should be made out to “Carbondale Fire/Katrina Relief Fund” or “American Red Cross,” and brought to registration. There will also be a silent auction. Interested donors should call Nicole Cavarra at 704-1905.