Filed under: Artwalk, Birmingham Alabama, Birmingham, AL, Civic Engagement, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Katrina Relief, New Orleans, urban issues
Good morning everybody:
I’d like to remind you about the Happy Hour for a Cause that we’re doing this evening at WorkPlay to collect donations for those still affected by Hurricane Katrina one year later. Please click on the badge to your left to learn more about the event. We’ll be starting at 5 p.m. at WorkPlay Bar. A list of items needed will be at the end of the post. I’d like to ask those bloggers that have time today to repost this information on their sites. I would greatly appreciate it.
I’m also happy to announce that anyone that brings a donation of any kind to the event tonight will now have a chance to win a VIP package from Artwalk, taking place next weekend, September 8 & 9 in the loft and design districts downtown. Here’s what the package includes:
- 2 T-shirt coupons
- 2 Koozie coupons
- 2 Passes to the After Party – September 9, 6 – 10 p.m., on the roof of The Avenues
- $25 Donor Dollars – to be used like cash towards the purchase of artwork at Artwalk 2006
We may be announcing another door prize later on this morning courtesy of a certain local film festival. I’d like to thank both of these organizations for their support with this. It means more than you will ever know.
*Sidewalk has donated a pair of weekend passes and two vintage Sidewalk t-shirts to be given away as well!
Please follow the jump to see the needs list, or we’ll see you tonight hopefully:
Here’s the needs list copied from the August update page of CAP’s website:
WHAT WE NEED IN THE WAREHOUSE:
Hand truck- (the warehouse was broken into and ours was stolen).
GAS cards or gas money (still looking for sponsors for this trip).
Battery operated fans
Mop buckets with wringers, mops and Lysol (these can be just borrowed- we just need to mop the floor!)
Volunteers to mop the floor.
Minutes for Becky’s (aka “Grandma”) mobile phone so we can reach her.
Money to ship diabetic kits to clinics off the beaten path and gas.
WHAT IS LISTED AS URGENT on THE COAST viaTHE CAT DATABASE
Cat food in BSL/Waveland area (they are most grateful for the dog food we sent)
All kinds of lumber and construction supplies
Numerous prescription medicines (If you have access to samples please call me)
Over the Counter medicines:
B-complex vitamins (for stress)
Medicine bottles and labels
Prescription writing pads
Rolaids or Tums (please buy the rolls)
Bottled water (see May Update)
Cat and Dog food
Pet Flea Control Products
NEEDED AT THE CAP WAREHOUSE:
Hand Truck (ours was stolen)
Large rolls of packing tape
Battery operated fans
“C” batteries for fans (to save money, we don’t have electricity)
Large quantities of boxes of the same size (makes it much easier to ship)
Bottled water for workers
Money for shipping and gas
More later on today…
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