Fundraiser for Fire Victims, Red Cross Today at Honda Center

HT to Democratic Party of OC for the email on this event.

Today (Friday) at the Honda Center the Red Cross of Orange County is teaming up with the Anaheim Ducks, KABC, and KLOS to collect funds to aid fire victims in Southern California.

The day’s fundraising goal of $1 million was kicked off with a $100,000 combined contribution from the Samueli Foundation, Honda Center and the Anaheim Ducks. Ducks players, coaches and staff are on hand to collect donations.Can you drive by and make a donation by cash or check? The Honda Center is located at 2695 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim. Collections are being taken in Parking Lot 5, which is at the corner of Katella and Douglass off the 57 freeway. The fundraiser will continue today until 7 pm.

Only monetary donations can be accepted at the Honda Center (no goods please) and the proceeds will be distributed to Southern California wildfire victims through the American Red Cross.

If you can’t make it to the Honda Center today but would like to donate, contributions to the Disaster Relief Fund may be sent to the American Red Cross of Orange County, 601 N. Golden Circle Dr., Santa Ana, CA 92705 or to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.

Those wishing to donate food items can contribute to any of the following suggested organizations:

Community Action Partnership Food Bank (12640 Knott Ave., Garden Grove, CA 92841)

Second Harvest (426 A Almond, Orange, CA 92866)

Rescue Mission/Village of Hope M-F 8am-6pm – non-perishable food or gift certificates for food (1 Hope Dr., Tustin, CA)

Other local groups accepting donations of goods for fire victims include:

Community Action Partnership Food Bank – accepting personal items, hygiene kits (toiletries, shaving kits, etc.), diapers, clothing, household goods (12640 Knott, Garden Grove, CA 92841)

Working Wardrobes (11614 Martens River Circle, Fountain Valley, CA 92708)

Goodwill Industries (various locations). When your donation is designated for fire victims, Goodwill issues vouchers to Red Cross. These vouchers are then distributed through Red Cross disaster service centers to individuals affected by the fires.

The Red Cross of Orange County has additional information about volunteering, shelters, and other disaster relief efforts on their web site at www.oc-redcross.org.

Thank you for your caring thoughts and generosity toward your fellow Southern Californians during this tragedy.

  1 comment for “Fundraiser for Fire Victims, Red Cross Today at Honda Center

  1. October 27, 2007 at 8:08 am

    Our company would like to help the victims of the California Wildfires. To do so, with every purchase of FIRM (Family Information Readiness Manager)….a software application to help families prepare, plan, and recover from emergencies (such as the wildfires), we will donate $3 to charitable organizations in the Southern California area…..

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