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Local Haiti Relief Efforts: Grossman Burn Foundation, Suburbia Salon, M. Fredric

Posted By Karen Young On January 26, 2010 @ 12:20 am In Briefs,News,spotlight | No Comments

BY MY DAILY FIND STAFF

The Grossman Burn Foundation in Sherman Oaks is working with a company called Shelter Box to raise funds to purchase “Shelter Boxes” that will be shipped directly to Haiti and used to house displaced victims while rescue, recovery, and rebuilding efforts are underway. Each “Shelter Box” costs $1,000.

Shelter Box

Shelter Box

Shelter Box started as a grassroots Rotary Club project in England to provide shelter for disaster victims around the globe. Every Shelter Box includes a ten-person tent that has privacy partitions which allow recipients to divide the space as they see fit, and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures, high winds and heavy rainfall. Additionally, each box contains children’s drawing books, crayons and pens, along with a range of survival equipment including thermal blankets and insulated ground sheets, a water purification system, a hammer, an axe, a saw, a trenching shovel, a hoe head, pliers, wire cutters, and either a wood burning or multi-fuel stove. Shelter Box handles all logistics and delivery, and every box is individually numbered so donors can track the status of their box via the ShelterBox.org website.

To make a tax deductible contribution in whatever amount you can afford– $5, $10, $20, more if you can– click on the “Donate Now” tab on the Grossman Burn Foundation Website — www.grossmanburnfoundation.org. Every dollar will make a genuine difference in someone’s life.

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Suburbia Salon in Studio City is collecting monetary donations in the form of cash and checks for the Amercian Red Cross for Haiti Relief through February 28. Checks must be made out to the American Red Cross.  www.suburbiasalon.com 11908 Ventura Blvd. Studio City, CA 91604 (818) 505-1188

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M. Fredric is collecting cash and clothing donations  on behalf of the American Red Cross.  Go to www.mfredric.com Calabasas, Studio City, Encino, Westlake, Marina Del Rey, Thousand Oaks, Los Angeles.

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