To make a donation, call one of the following organizations:
American Red Cross
— Call the Manatee Red Cross headquarters at (941) 792-8686, visit the office at 2905 59th St. W. or log on to www.flwestcoastredcross.org. Donors may give to an international response fund or specify funds for the Haitian relief effort. Cell-phone users also may text the word “HAITI” to 90999 to give $10 to Red Cross relief efforts in Haiti.
The Salvation Army
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— Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or the local chapter at (941) 748-5110, or visit www.salvationarmy.org.
— Call (941) 488-5581 to make a financial donation.
— Donors may call (941) 907-6036 or go to www.ShelterBoxUSA.org.
Also, Bishop Frank DeWane of the Catholic Diocese of Venice announced there would be special collections at each Mass in the diocese this weekend for people to contribute to relief efforts.