State and private organizations in Utah are mobilizing to help victims of Hurricane Katrina:
* State of Utah: A toll-free number and e-mail address have been established for people willing to volunteer their expertise to aid victims or help rebuild New Orleans. Call 1-866-873-2437 or e-mail katrinavolunteers@utah.gov.
* Rite-Aid: Customers of Rite-Aid stores in Utah can donate money at any checkout stand. Rite-Aid will forward the customer donations to the American Red Cross. The company’s foundation said Thursday it plans to send $250,000 to the Red Cross.
* The Regence Group: The Regence Group will donate $100,000 to American Red Cross. The Regence Group, the largest health insurer in the Northwest/Intermountain area, is an affiliation of four state Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans, including Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah. Regence also will encourage and facilitate employee donations to local Red Cross organizations.
* Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort: Snowbird is accepting and matching donations to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund. Through Oct. 9, guests and employees will be able to make donations at the resort, which will match up to $10,000.
* Wristbands: Reminderband, the silicone wristband-maker based in Logan, will donate $100,000 in bands to a . . . project designed to earn $1 million for relief efforts.

Your Week Quotes

“My feeling is that even though I have a little, I have more than they do.”
– Julie McNair, an Eagle Mountain resident collecting clothing and food for the Katrina victims.

“These are my people. We’re ready to do whatever we can do.”
– Jeff St. Romain, the president of Volunteers of America in Salt Lake City who spent 37 years in the New Orleans area.

“It was just a plea for help. We need to find shelter. We need to find food and [provide for the refugees’] basic quality of life. The other issues will sort themselves out.”
– Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. on taking in hurricane refugees from the Gulf states.
My feeling is that even though I have a little, I have more than they do.”
Julie McNair, an Eagle Mountain resident collecting clothing and food for the Katrina victims
These are my people. We’re ready to do whatever we can do.”
Jeff St. Romain, president of Volunteers of America in Salt Lake City, who spent 37 years in the New Orleans area
It was just a plea for help. We need to find shelter. We need to find food and [provide for the refugees’] basic quality of life. The other issues will sort themselves out.”
Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. , on taking in hurricane refugees from the Gulf states

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