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By: | September 21, 2005
Transactions will boost donations For the next two months, Lockheed Federal Credit Union will make a donation to the American Red Cross for credit card or signature-based transactions. Each time one of its 100,000 members use a Lockheed Federal Credit Union Visa or make a credit card purchase with a Visa Check Card, the credit union will make a donation, which officials estimate will be more than $40,000. The donations will be made to benefit relief efforts after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast.
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By: Mark R. Madler | September 21, 2005
A Burbank man and a Glendale woman were charged in federal court Monday with false impersonation of American Red Cross members to solicit money under false pretenses. Tino Lee,44, of Burbank, and Gina Liz Nicholas, 22, of Glendale, were charged by the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles for impersonating American Red Cross volunteers taking donations for Hurricane Katrina relief outside an electronics store in Burbank. Lee and Nicholas were taken into federal custody on Monday morning by FBI agents at the Burbank Police Department jail, where they had been held since their arrest Thursday night at the Empire Center shopping center.
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By: Michael Miller | September 16, 2005
Fifth- and sixth-grade students at Newport Coast Elementary school this week set up a booth on their playground to sell Mardi Gras-style necklaces and raised more than $1,000 to help victims of Hurricane Katrina. Ingrid Ohanian's students started on Monday and sold every day during recess. Two or three students at a time manned the booth while others made and posted fliers around campus to drum up business. By the end of three days, the students had sold all the necklaces.
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By: | September 15, 2005
Heinz Wilden A memorial service for former Newport Beach resident Heinz Wilden will be at 10 a.m. today at Our Lady Queen of Angels in Newport Beach. Born in Germany, Mr. Wilden lived in Newport Beach for 34 years, where he was president of a chemical-distribution and personal-care-products company. He died Sept. 8 of pneumonia at the age of 74. Mr. Wilden is survived by his wife, Billie Wilden; his brother, Hans Wilden; his son, Thomas Wilden; his daughter, Susan Baron; and two grandchildren.
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By: THOMAS H. JOHNSON | September 9, 2005
By now everyone has seen the pictures and read the news accounts of the devastation that has resulted on the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Katrina. Many dead, thousands homeless, businesses ruined, families torn apart -- sickness and disease will follow. In fact, whether it's been a sporting event, network TV show, telethon or news program, everywhere you seemed to turn over the past week or so, people have been encouraging donations for the vastly needed relief effort.
NEWS
By: | September 9, 2005
On the heels of the destruction in the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, Mesa Verde Country Club is joining forces to aid victims of the catastrophe with a golf fundraiser tournament on Sept. 22 with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. All greens fees of $250 will be donated to the American Red Cross. Mesa Verde has played host to several professional and United States Golf Association tournaments, including the Toshiba Senior Classic in 1995, LPGA Tour events and PGA Tour events.
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By: | September 4, 2005
o7The following Newport-Mesa locations are accepting donations for Hurricane Katrina victims:f7 NEWPORT-MESA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 2985-A Bear St. Costa Mesa All students, parents and employees of the district are invited to contribute to the annual pledge drive, held to benefit the hurricane victims this year. District offices are open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Make checks payable to the American Red Cross.
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By: Lauren Vane | September 3, 2005
The grill was hot and the sodas were plenty. What looked like a scene from a beachside barbecue was actually a blood drive -- lifeguard style. Newport Beach Lifeguards sponsored a blood drive Friday, drawing in residents and tourists who donated 45-minutes of their time to give blood, some of which may go to the New Orleans area to help Hurricane Katrina survivors. The blood drive, held at the lifeguard headquarters at the base of the Newport Pier, lasted hours.
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By: Elia Powers | September 1, 2005
As the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina continues to disrupt the lives of people on the Gulf Coast, Costa Mesa residents Billy Jack Ray and Bob Watts are doing their part to help. Ray, 61, is stationed in a suburban Virginia office, receiving phone calls from those who are living in storm-ravaged parts of the South. Watts is also working at the facility, Ray said. They are joining thousands of volunteers who are part of the American Red Cross' largest-ever relief project.
NEWS
January 26, 2005
Jeff Benson Effects of the 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Southern Asia continue to touch UC Irvine's students and faculty a month later. To commemorate the tsunami's one-month anniversary, a dozen student organizations have joined forces for the campus' "Tsunami Relief Week," which began Monday and ends today. A candlelight vigil will be held at 7 p.m. tonight at the administration flagpole, accompanied by musical performances and short speeches about the relief effort and the need for donations.
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