Tsunami: Red Cross needs your help

Published 1:56 am Monday, January 3, 2005

By by Lee Weyhrich
The West Escambia Red Cross is currently taking donations for the survivors of the Tsunami in Asia.
"We would like to challenge the people of Atmore to remember the help of the Red Cross and how they gave vouchers and supplies to the needy in our area," said Charlotte Boyle, chairman of the West Escambia chapter of the Red Cross.
When Hurricane Ivan struck Escambia County Red cross volunteers from as far away as Hawaii and Canada came to the rescue of the needy. "I believe now is the time to return the favor," said Boyle
Woody Allison of West End Baptist Church is just one person who has volunteered to return the favor. Allison and his church have already contributed to the Red Cross and are encouraging others to do the same.
"I would definitely like to encourage others to donate after the way the red cross helped Atmore. Especially since there are estimates that the death toll could reach 100-thousand," said Allison. "If the churches step forward to raise donations it can go a long way towards helping the Red Cross – The Red Cross can go places and do things we can't."
The Red Cross is currently operating out of the Atmore Advance building. Donations can be sent to American Red Cross, 101 North Pensacola Avenue, Atmore, Alabama 36504. They can be reached by phone at 368-3643.

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