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Hurrican Katrina

OCTOBER 6, 2005

  • Rhode Island restaurants donate revenues to Hurricane Katrina
    WHDH-TV - Boston, MA
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  • Visiting Nurses to be honored
    Providence Journal
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  • Providence students and staff donating money and items for the victims of Hurricane Katrina
    Providence Journal
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OCTOBER 5, 2005

  • Deborah Geremia to be honored at 3rd Community Heroes Breakfast
    Providence Journal
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  • Food Notes: Fundraisers to benefit RI Red Cross
    Providence Journal
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OCTOBER 3, 2005

  • Hurricane evacuees settle in at Navy housing complex
    Boston Globe
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  • 'I'm lookin' at a new life'
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 30, 2005

  • Carnegie Abbey Club leads all-star hurricane drive
    Bristol Phoenix
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SEPTEMBER 26, 2005

  • John Burnap: A bittersweet return home from Biloxi
    Providence Journal
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  • How you can help
    Providence Journal
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  • Hollywood visits island's newest famous residents
    Providence Journal
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  • Area's Red Cross Contingent Returns Home
    Westerly Sun
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  • Far from home, chef finds comfort in cooking
    Newport Daily News
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SEPTEMBER 23, 2005

  • Daniel S. Samborn: Thanks, Rhode Island, for caring
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 19, 2005

  • Providence hosts mass casualty drill at Providence Place Mall
    WPRI 12/Fox Eyewitness News
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  • It's not easy: Evacuees try to find new lives
    Providence Journal
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  • Katrina Evacuees Special Guests at WaterFire
    WLNE-TV (ABC6)
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  • Rhode Island Reaches Out
    Providence Journal
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  • Wet, but not too wild
    Providence Journal
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  • 276 evacuees traveled different paths to reach RI
    Providence Journal
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  • Katrina benefits
    Providence Journal
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  • 'Boot' fundraiser nets $28,500 for Red Cross
    Providence Journal
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  • Two Families Band Together to Aid Katrina Survivors
    Shore Publishing
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EPTEMBER 16, 2005

  • Please donate at Albany, Rhode Island games
    UMass Athletics
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  • More hurricane evacuees on the way
    Newport Daily News
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SEPTEMBER 15, 2005

  • More Kind Works by the Golf Industry for Katrina Victims
    Cybergolf National
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  • Sheila Lennon: Day two: A space between lives
    Press-Enterprise
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  • The Town of Cumberland joins Red Cross effort to raise necessary funds for Hurricane Katrina devastation.
    Cumberland, Rhode Island
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  • Katrina evacuees adjusting to life in Rhode Island
    Boston Globe
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  • 72 storm victims came on own to RI
    Providence Journal
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  • Hurricane evacuees arrive in Rhode Island
    Dateline Alabama
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  • Let's not forget just how fortunate we are
    Coventry Courier
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SEPTEMBER 14, 2005

  • 'Self-evacuees' can stay in RI military housing, too
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 13, 2005

  • American Red Cross of Rhode Island assists over 100 self-evacuees
    American Red Cross of RI
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  • Aid center opens for Katrina victims in Rhode Island
    Boston Globe
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  • Rhode Island Reaches Out
    Providence Journal
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  • New life for some, stopgap for others
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 12, 2005

  • State Opens Resource Center For Katrina Evacuees
    NBC 10 News
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  • Hurricane victims find hope in Rhode Island
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 11, 2005

  • Sail and motor your way to Katrina relief
    EastBayRI.com
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  • Katrina Evacuees Adjusting To Life In Rhode Island
    TheDay.com
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  • Evacuees find new hope, homes in Middletown
    Providence Journal
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  • Newport woman heads south to offer help
    Newport Daily News
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SEPTEMBER 9, 2005

  • Local man travels south to rescue his family
    WPRI-TV Ch. 12
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  • Evacuees coming to R.I. maybe
    Providence Journal
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  • Rhode Island reaches out
    Providence Journal
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  • R.I. reaches out to help
    Providence Journal
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  • Plans put on hold to bring evacuees to Rhode Island
    Providence Journal
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  • Corpus Christi shelter authorizes bus, plane tickets anywhere
    KING5.com
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  • Lifebeats Feature
    Warwick Beacon
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  • Outpouring of donations for hurricane victims continues
    Newport Daily News
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  • Celebration nets more than $4,000 in relief aid
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 8, 2005

  • RI family takes in Katrina survivors
    WPRI 12/Fox Eyewitness News
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  • Businesses rally to aid victims of Katrina
    Narragansett Times
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  • Car dealer, others reach out to hurricane victims
    Providence Journal
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  • Rhode Islanders continue with relief efforts for hurricane victims
    RI Red Cross
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  • Rhode Island to accept 500 hurricane victims
    The Day
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2005

  • Rhode Island awaiting victims of Hurricane Katrina
    WPRI 12/Fox Eyewitness News
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  • Red Cross sends RI volunteers to Gulf Coast
    WLNE-TV (ABC 6)
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  • Red Cross aids La. family in Providence
    Providence Journal
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  • Five hundred refugees to come to Rhode Island
    WPRI 12/Fox Eyewitness News
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  • College Notes by Mike Szostak: PC's new addition a field of dreams
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 6, 2005

  • How to donate cash or volunteer your time
    Providence Journal
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  • How you can help
    Westerly Sun
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  • Valley rallies to aid victims
    Woonsocket Call
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SEPTEMBER 5, 2005

  • Good fortune shines amidst the destruction
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 4, 2005

  • You'll never be the same
    Providence Journal
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  • Outdoor notes by Tom Meade: Christopher Potts
    Providence Journal
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SEPTEMBER 3, 2005

  • RI based companies and non-profits support hurricane relief
    Providence Business News
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  • Citizens Bank and Charter One Bank branches in 13 states accepting donations for Hurricane Katrina relief effort
    PR Newswire
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  • Carcieri calls for donations to hurricane relief funds
    Woonsocket Call
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  • Coffee shop collecting jars for donations
    Newport Daily News
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  • Local sailors pitch in for Katrina relief
    Newport Daily News
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  • Little state gives big effort
    Pawtucket Times
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  • Donation drives established throughout the area
    Providence Journal
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  • State leaders, businesses offer help to Katrina victims
    Kent County Daily Times
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  • Local, state relief efforts underway
    Westerly Sun
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  • Area relief units head for the south
    Westerly Sun
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2005

  • Local groups respond to New Orleans hurricane's devastation
    Kent County Daily Times
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  • Rhode Islanders offer shelter, Guard members sent
    Providence Journal
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  • Local Samaritans fly out to help Katrina's victims
    Providence Journal
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  • Washington Trust Donates $10,000 to Benefit Hurricane Victims Bank Establishes Fund to Collect Donations
    Business Wire

     
  • One word sums up what Normand Menard expects to find when he reaches the hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast
    Woonsocket Call
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  • Events to help fund relief efforts
    Newport Daily News
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  • Governor Carcieri urging residents to support relief efforts
    Providence Journal
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  • C.F. wants to be ready when disaster strikes
    Pawtucket Times
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  • How to donate cash or volunteer your time
    Providence Journal
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  • What you can do to help Katrina victims
    Pawtucket Times
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  • Headed to hard-hit area, Warwick man looks for reward in helping others
    Warwick Beacon
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SEPTEMBER 1, 2005

  • Red Cross volunteers head south
    NBC 10 Video
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AUGUST 31, 2005

  • Volunteers set to help hurricane victims
    WPRI 12
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  • NBC 10/turnto10.com to carry hurricane relief fund drive
    NBC 10 News
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  • Relief agencies seek donations for hurricane victims
    ABC 6 News
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  • Donations for hurricane victims
    WPRI 12/FOX News
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  • CVS/pharmacy launches comprehensive relief effort to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina
    PR NewsWire
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  • Getting prepared
    Providence Journal
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AUGUST 30, 2005

  • Local Red Cross gets ready to help
    WPRI 12/Fox News
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  • Local Red Cross workers leave for hurricane areas
    NBC 10 News
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  • Emergency teams from R.I. mobilize to help victims
    Providence Journal
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As hundreds of thousands of people in storm ravaged areas try to cope in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the American Red Cross is making it possible for potential volunteers to assist in the emergency disaster response efforts that lie ahead. Two volunteers from Pawtucket, Rhode Island left today at 1:00 p.m., headed by van for New Haven, Connecticut, where they will pick up an Emergency Response Vehicle that they will then drive to the staging area in Little Rock, Arkansas. The volunteers, Sandy Murray and Joanne Ramsey, are veterans, having responded to Hurricane Charley in Florida in 2004.

Over 250 people from the Northeast are already on the way to bring comfort to hurricane victims, with many more volunteers needed to assist in the weeks and months to come. In Rhode Island, 17 disaster volunteers are trained and ready to go, simply awaiting an assignment. A total of 90 disaster volunteers in Rhode Island have the necessary training to respond to this sort of disaster.

"A hurricane of this magnitude is a true act of nature, something totally beyond our control. We can make a difference, though, by responding to those who so desperately need our help now," said Angie Moncada, Director of Communications "With an upsurge in calls from many people who want to assist the Red Cross, we are offering trainings this weekend to anyone who can commit to a two week deployment and who can meet the criteria of our volunteer recruitment system."

Meantime, in areas throughout Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama the American Red Cross is fanning out, rushing relief to storm-impacted people. This is the largest mobilization of resources for a single natural disaster involving thousands of trained disaster relief workers and tons of supplies. In coordination with the Southern Baptist Convention, preparations have been made to serve 500,000 hot meals each day.

Read Hurricane Katrina News from August 29, 2005

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