Helping Katrina victims locally

* Sunday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Local pet service professionals will provide a range of services with all proceeds going to the American Red Cross or to a relief organization that provides for pets affected by the disaster. Events will take place at U Dirty Dog!, located at 301 W. North Bend Way, Suite E, North Bend. For information, contact Tracy Skylstad at (425) 888-2120 or Cathi Linden at (425) 888-8100. Donations for a silent auction and volunteers are welcome. Also, those with a pet-related service who would like to join the event are asked to e-mail

* North Bend Elementary School PTSA (Parent/Teacher/Student Association) is collecting money for the American Red Cross at the school in an aquarium.

* Friends of the Gulf Coast. Group started by Snoqualmie residents Jan and Mark Calvert. Donations can be sent to:

Friends of the Gulf Coast

7322 S.E. Curtis Dr.

Snoqualmie, WA 98065

(425) 890-9310

Contact Ben Cape at the Valley Record about future or ongoing fund raisers at (425) 888-2311 or by e-mail at

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