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Relief efforts going strong

Aspen Times Staff

Here are some of the relief efforts taking place 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. 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 [ http://www.tabbenoit.com ]. 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 http://www.carbondalegov.org 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 relliott@tosv.com), 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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