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ST. PETE TIMES FORUM, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING , TAMPA BAY STORM TO ACT AS COLLECTION POINT FOR HURRICANE KATRINA DONATIONS BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY

Wednesday, 08.31.2005 / 12:00 AM / Bolts Report
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ST. PETE TIMES FORUM, TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING , TAMPA BAY STORM TO ACT AS COLLECTION POINT FOR HURRICANE KATRINA DONATIONS BEGINNING IMMEDIATELY
The 2004 Stanley Cup Champion Tampa Bay Lightning will provide a free ticket to any of the team's three preseason games at the St. Pete Times Forum for a minimum suggested donation of $20 to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. All money collected will go directly to Hurricane Katrina relief charities. The Lightning play host to the Florida Panthers (Saturday, 9/24, 7:30 p.m.), Buffalo Sabres (Sunday, 9/25, 5 p.m.) and Carolina Hurricanes (Friday, 9/30, 7:30 p.m.) during the 2005 preseason. Approximately 5,000 tickets are available for each game.


PURCHASE ONLINE NOW


Caravan to Depart from Arena for Gulf Coast areas on September 10 with Truckloads of Donated Relief Supplies

Beginning immediately, in an effort to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, the St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Storm are teaming up to serve as a donation collection center. Donations will be accepted in the McDonald's Box Office on the Chrysler-Jeep Plaza of the St. Pete Times Forum, 24 hours a day, seven days of week. Those looking to contribute to the Hurricane Katrina relief effort should bring their donation to the plaza any time, or to any of the following upcoming events:

Saturday, 9/10 - Ice Fest
Sunday, 9/11 - Foo Fighters
Saturday, 9/17 - Paul McCartney

The St. Pete Times Forum will accept monetary donations as well as the tangible items listed below.
Donations Needed:
·       Bottled Water
·       Non-perishable food items
.       Convenience foods
·       Can openers
·       Baby food, Diapers, wipes
·       Hygiene items
·       Picnic supplies
·       Small charcoal grills and charcoal
·       Tools, gloves, tarps, plastic, construction materials
·       Over the counter medication
·       First aid kits
·       Flashlights, batteries and candles
·       Trash bags
·       Generators
·       Chain saws
·       Hand tools


One hundred percent of all donations will be allocated for both front-line disaster relief and long-term recovery needs. Goods will be delivered to Hearts With Hands, Inc. for distribution to affected areas. Hearts With Hands, Inc. is a nondenominational, humanitarian, non-profit, 501 (C) 3, charitable organization providing physical, spiritual, medical, economic, and other necessary aid to victims of poverty, natural disaster or famine. Hearts With Hands, Inc. was founded in 1992 in response to Hurricane Andrew (Southern Florida) and since then Hearts With Hands, Inc. has responded to almost every major disaster in the world.