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Church service to be held for Katrina?s victims

An interfaith service of prayer will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm at St. Patrick?s Roman Catholic Church for the victims of the worst natural tragedy in American history. The church is located on Walford Road in Sudbury.

An interfaith service of prayer will be held on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7 pm at St. Patrick?s Roman Catholic Church for the victims of the worst natural tragedy in American history.

The church is located on Walford Road in Sudbury.

Worshipers will have an opportunity to donate towards the Hurricane Relief efforts in the mid-Atlantic states Florida, Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi.

For more information contact Rev. Jim Hutton at St. Pat?s Roman Catholic Church at 522-3900 and/or Rev. John Mathew at St. Mark?s United Church at 522-3454.

Cranky Joe?s held a Mardi Gras themed fundraiser last Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. Mardi Gras beads were sold for $2. The beads were donated by Party Novelties at 1021 The Kingsway. About $300 was raised, and beads are still available.

The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations to assist residents who?ve been displaced when Hurricane Katrina struck. Donations given to The Salvation Army will assist with providing food, water and temporary shelter, and other disaster relief services, to those affected by the hurricane.

The Salvation Army has sent local volunteers to the disaster area to help recovery efforts. The Salvation Army says the best donations are financial.

To donate phone toll free 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

People can also donate to the Canadian Red Cross by phoning 674-0737.

The Humane Society of Canada is also asking people to remember animals, often the forgotten victims in such troubled times. The animal charity says that while there are hundreds of relief agencies working to help people, there are only a relatively small handful of groups working to help animals.

The Humane Society of Canada is working in partnership with the American Humane Association to provide desperately needed funds to buy and
deliver food, veterinary supplies and rescue equipment into the hard hit areas.

If you wish to make a donation, visit the society?s website.

The Humane Society of Canada has already committed $5,000 from its own Animal Disaster Relief Fund.



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