Relief efforts going strong |

Relief efforts going strong

Here are some of the relief efforts taking place for Hurricane Katrina victims. Information on additional opportunities can be sent to Catherine at, 925-9156 (fax) or 925-3414, ext. 234. The Black Saddle Bar and Grill at the Snowmass Golf Club is hosting a benefit for ongoing Hurricane Katrina relief efforts on between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Friday. Bowls of Louisiana gumbo will be sold for $10 (including free iced tea and lemonade), and higher donations will be accepted. All proceeds go directly to the victims through the Tab Benoit Save Our Swamps Foundation [ ]. The Southern Comfort Benefit takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Devereux Room of the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Local bands Soulfeel and Frank Martin & the Red Dirt Gang will provide dance music. Jack Green will serve as master of ceremonies for the event, which includes a raffle. All proceeds will go toward Habit for Humanitys hurricane recovery. Admission is $10. Sponsor admission is $50, which includes three tickets. For more information or to make a donation, call 928-9347. Anyone in Snowmass Village who wants to donate goods to Pearlington, the Roaring Fork Valleys adopted Mississippi town, can do so at the Snowmass-Wildcat Fire Protection District. Goods are accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. Log on to for a list of needed supplies. Please donate only what goods are listed for the immediate week. The Snowmass contact is Fire Chief Bill Cowan, 923-2212.Anyone in Snowmass Village who would like to donate a large item or has a service to offer to the Pearlington efforts can contact Rachel Elliott at the town of Snowmass Village (923-3777 or, to be added to the Snowmass Village master list of relief goods.Also, volunteers are needed to go down to Pearlington. Every week there is a group from the Roaring Fork Valley going. If you are interested, shot records must be current. Villagers can contact Kathleen Milbrath at 923-3777 about this opportunity. Anyone who would like to help sponsor a supply trip may contact Willard Clapper at 927-3502.

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