Saturday, September 15, 2001
Allocation speeds Red Cross
A major contribution from the United Way to the American Red Cross enabled the agency to respond quickly in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania.
The United Way gave $5.3 million, which allowed the Red Cross to immediately send out teams of workers this week.
As many as nine people have been sent to the disaster areas.
The money was a part of our regular budget with United Way, said Sara Peller, chief executive officer with the Red Cross. We partner with United Way in its fund-raising campaign. Our agency raises about $9 million of the campaign.
Mrs. Peller said the Red Cross will be providing mental health service and mass care in the disaster areas.
We are also on standby to help the airlines. We will provide assistance for passengers who may be delayed while making connections to other flights in Cincinnati.
Community Care Week will continue in Cincinnati today between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. with more than 100 volunteers from the Internal Revenue Service, Accenture and United Way at Memorial Community, 1607 Mansfield St., Lower Mount Auburn.
The program pairs volunteers from companies and organizations with agencies. Workers will do landcaping and painting at the Lower Mount Auburn office and at Memorial's administrative offices, 3000 Vernon Place, Avondale.
Gospel artist Rodney Posey will record his third album live at 7 p.m. today at James Temple, 1116 Lincoln Ave., Walnut Hills. Admission is free. Information: 852-9883.
September for Seniors month continues 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday with a free health fair at the Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Ave.
The Cincinnati Story will be presented from 11 a.m. to noon in the Newsreel Theater. A tour of historic landmarks will be presented in the rotunda from noon to 1 p.m.
SILVERTON The Rev. Allen E. Middleton, pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Fairmount, will speak at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Olivet Baptist Church, 6838 Montgomery Road, Silverton, for the church's Pastor's Aid annual program.
NORWOOD The city's resident street sale will continue today from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The sale started Friday. Participants must register at the auditor's office. Permit fees of $10 are not required for the sale.
Allen Howard's column runs on Saturdays. Call: 768-8362. Mail: The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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