> Greetings from the Midrealm Disaster Relief Team.
> The Kingdom Seneschals of the Knowne World are putting together Hurricane
> Katrina disaster relief teams in order to coordinate activities in their
> various Kingdoms. To that extent, Countess Kenna (incoming Midrealm
> Seneschal) is organizing relief efforts for the Middle Kingdom. She has
> been and will continue to remain in contact with the Kingdom Seneschals of
> Meridies and Gleann Abhann.
> The Midrealm relief team will be collecting donations at the following
> 09/10 Harvest Day [Yellow Springs, OH]
> 09/17 Rendezvous at the Bridge [Lincoln City, IN]
> 10/01 Coronation [Columbus, OH]
> 10/22 Crown Tournament [Ionia, MI]
> The Gleann Abhann Relief Team expressed a need for "everything." However,
> we're sure that there are people with needs in both Kingdoms. If you wish
> to donate gift cards, please choose a national chain of vendors. If you
> wish to donate goods, we suggest:
> * bottled water
> * non-perishable food items (such as):
> infant formula & food
> easy-prep foods (as cooking may be limited)
> * basic first aid supplies
> * personal hygiene products (such as):
> toilet paper
> laundry soap
> feminine hygiene products
> diapers & wipes
> contact solution
> shaving gear
> brushes & combs
> anti-bacterial gels
> * kitchen ware (such as):
> trash bags
> can openers (for canned goods)
> pots & pans
> disposable dinnerware
> paper towels
> ziploc bags
> * clothing (all ages and sizes) & shoes
> new socks and undergarments
> * bedding & towels
> * candles & matches
> * flashlights & batteries
> * storage containers, overnight bags, etc.
> * household cleaning supplies & gloves
> Furthermore, we'd recommend against donating the following items:
> * alcoholic beverages
> * propane/gasoline/etc.
> * perishable foods (such as milk, bread & eggs)
> Both relief teams expressed the need for long-term housing and job leads,
> wherever they may be located. It is our understanding that they will be
> collecting this information for their members. If you have available
> long-term and/or short-term housing and would be willing to assist, please
> contact your regional coordinator (see below).
> Any NON-SCA monetary donations will be passed along to sanctioned relief
> organizations (the Chateau Teafort Foundation, the Red Cross, Catholic
> Charities, Salvation Army, etc.), with the criteria that its to be used in
> the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Otherwise, all donated goods will
> collected and transported down to the affected areas. THL Bethany
> (contact info below) will coordinate the transport and temporary storage
> all collected items. She's in the process of arranging for free storage
> these items in Kokomo, Indiana, prior to transport South.
> Future relief efforts will be organized as needed. We would like to
> work crews to assist with cleanup efforts and repairs at a future date.
> Those interested in possible work crews, those with trailors, or those
> crash space or job leads should contact the regional coordinators with
> information first. Our first (tentative) delivery of donated goods should
> be Sunday, September 11th.
> Midrealm Relief Team (Regional coordinators) are:
> Pentamere (Michigan)
> Duke Sir Brannos
> Northern Oaken (Ohio)
> Baroness Brise Sanguin, OP
> Southern Oaken (Ohio/Kentucky)
> Baroness Morgan
> Midlands (Illinois)
> Sir Vargas & Baroness Rowan
> Constellation (Indiana)
> Baron Caelan O'Rogallaig
> Transportation Coordinator
> THL Bethany MacDonald
> 765-457-0351 (home)
> 765-210-3615 (Sprint cell)
> Feel free to contact your Regional coordinator if you have any concerns or
> questions. Please watch for followup posts, which will include more
> detailed information concerning expected delivery dates, work dates, etc.
> In Service,
> Baron Caelan
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