I am on a SF Bay Area non-profit volunteers list and I received the following msg:
PLEASE CLEAR OUT YOUR CLOSETS AND GET YOUR STUFF TO PEOPLE WHO CAN USE IT NOW!
THANKS... AND PLS FORWARD THIS..
I've just talked to this wonderful woman Mari (see below) and she's adding drop-off sites by the hour, and can't keep her website updated! If you don't see anything below or on their site, just call her and she'll call you right back if you get voicemails on her two numbers - she'll give you updates on where you drop off donations..
I'm taking 20 bags of clothes, towels, etc. etc. to a guy in Berkeley (Aaron- 510-357-8359) who's rented a U-Haul truck to collect stuff and then he'll take it the Operation Ryan place in Newark when full.
Thanks for whatever you can do.
COME HELP OPERATION RYAN'S HOPE, Katrina relief
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: 2005-09-03, 9:42PM PDT
Please come help Operation Ryan's Hope!! We are accepting donations this Labor Day at our Newark wareehouse 38505 Cherry St.Door #40, Newark 94560. We will be there on Monday from 10 am to 4 pm and Tuesday from 10 - 7 pm and Wednesday - Friday from 10-3. We have a truck coming on Wednesday, a full semi that will ship supplies to Louisiana.
We are accepting all types of donations, please see our list. We can get these items to the shelters. Please help us help those that are in desperate need!
For information on Operation Ryan's Hope go to our website at www.operationryanshope.com or see an articles on us on the San Matteo Daily Journal.
Below is our flyer:
My son started this operation and it has grown in the past two days to tremendous levels. We have hired a 53' semi truck to deliver the supplies to an Alexandria shelter and a Marksville, LA shelter. We are working with the Mayor's office in Marksville. I can supply phone numbers to confirm the above. Below is an article that was written by the SM Daily Journal and today NBC11 came to do a story on Ryan's efforts. Below is some information:
Please help us send supplies to the Victims and Evacuees of Hurricane Katrina.
We are preparing to send a full semi truck of supplies to Marksville, LA to help with the victims. The items will be distributed to over thousands of victims who are now homeless and living in homes, schools, shelters, on the street. Everything helps!
Clothing, light clothing, socks, shoes, t-shirts, pants, shorts
Baby clothing, diapers, baby wipes, formula, baby bottles, baby blankets.
Over the counter pain relievers; tylenol, motrin, tums, alka seltzer, pepto bismol, band aides, antiseptics, First Aid kits
Coloring books, board games, books for kids, small stuffed animals
Batteries, Flashlights, tarps, pots and pans. Coleman stoves, air mattresses, washcloths, bedding, etc.
We are coordinating several drop off locations, Burlingame, San Bruno, Newark,
1019 WASHINGTON DALY CITY
THE UPS STORE - DALY CITY AT THE WESTLAKE VILLAGE
Mill Valley Police Department
One Hamilton Drive
www.millvalleypd.org for directions
1483 Rollins Road
Monday 9-11 am
Tuesday - Friday 9 am to 3 pm.
We are adding locations to the South Bay, Martinez, Sacramento and East Bay. Please contact us if you can become a drop off location. 650.784.1126
Our warehouse in Newark at 38505 Cherry Door 40 is the central area for the donations. We will be accepting donations on Monday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please call if you can help. 650.642.6791 or 650.784.1126.
Operation Ryan's Hope.