Want to go help Katrina victims? - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Want to go help Katrina victims?

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
  • Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Football coaches stress hydration as South Georgia heats up

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:12 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:12:23 GMT
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>
    Football is an intense, and grueling collision sport, and when South Georgia heats up, practice is even more stressful on the body."We don't wanna lose a kid because of the fact they are not hydrating themselves," says Monroe Head Coach Charles Truitt.That's why coaches stress the importance of staying hydrated on and off the field."We preach when they get home at night after football practice, to hydrate themselves and then we they get up in the morning hydrate themselves," says Truitt.After...More >>

August 31, 2005
American Red Cross press release

Albany, Ga. -- The Southwest Georgia Chapter is in need of volunteers that are available to assist with disaster relief efforts in the affected areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

A volunteer must be in good health, must complete two days of training and be available to work for three weeks. Volunteers should understand that this is a hardship assignment. Anyone that meets these requirements and is interested in assisting the Red Cross with disaster relief should call the southwest Georgia Red Cross chapter at 229-436-4845.

All American Red Cross disaster assistance is free, made possible by voluntary donations of time and money from the American people. You can help the victims of hurricane Katrina and thousands of other disasters across the country each year by making a financial gift to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund, which enables the red cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to those in need.

Call 1-800 HELP NOW or 1-800-257-7575. Contributions to the disaster relief fund may be sent to your local American Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross, P. O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

Make a secure online contribution by visiting www.redcross.org.

Executive director, Pamela Jackson of Youth Becoming Healthy project has organized “Operation YBH” to raise funds for the American Red Cross relief fund. They are accepting donations at Security Bank locations in Albany.

Please contact the Red Cross with any questions at 229-436-4845.

The American Red Cross must authorize any organization or person in our area wanting to raise money for the Red Cross.

Feedback: news@walb.com