Briefs for Oct. 20 |

Briefs for Oct. 20

LIFT-UP generates tons of Hurricane Katrina help

LIFT-UP of Routt County’s drive for Hurricane Katrina relief assistance generated more than 60 boxes that were shipped to the Gulf Coast region last month. Items donated from the community included three boxes of electrical cords, power strips and batteries; three boxes of work gloves, flashlights and duct tape; five boxes of tools and tool boxes; a box of toothbrushes, toothpaste and soap; 16 boxes of first aid supplies; a box of insect repellent; two boxes of kitchen items; four boxes of traps, Clorox wipes and face masks; seven boxes of bedding and towels; nine boxes of blankets; two boxes of sunscreen and diapers; a box of pillows; a box of nails; two boxes of baby products; a box of Bibles and children’s books; an Aerobed; a cooler; two power saws; two power drills; and three chainsaws. Community members also donated $713 for shipping costs.

All donations were sent to a Lutheran Disaster Relief center in Jackson, Miss. Christian Heritage School provided space and assistance, and drive volunteers were Debbie Freseman, Bob and Betty Sobeck, Kitty Cottingham, Peggy O’Brien, Cathryn Marie, Sheila Shaler, Kris Tratiak, Ron Hicks, Eunice Dorr and Frank Lawhead.

Advocates seeking community volunteers

Advocates Against Battering and Abuse is looking for community volunteers interested in helping victims of domestic violence. Call Allison at 879-2034.