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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
October 3, 2005

CONTACT: Steve Tompkins
Emily Shortt
(617) 961-6682


SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT DONATES TO HURRICANE KATRINA VICTIMS


Boston — The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department held a clothing drive this year to aid victims affected by Hurricane Katrina. The clothing drive ran from the first Monday of September through the first Monday of October.

The Department collected four laundry bins full of men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing including shoes, toys and bedding. There were nearly 800 donated items in total. Monetary donations made out to the Red Cross were also accepted from the staff.

The donations, collected at both the South Bay House of Correction and the Nashua Street Jail, were taken to the Veterans Association of Boston. From there, employees at the Veterans Association brought the collections to Edwards Air Force Base, where evacuees are currently housed.

“We want to thank Sheriff Cabral and the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department for their generous donations,” said Gloria Ann Vieira, Administration Officer of the Veterans Association. “The evacuees will be very appreciative of the Department’s support.”


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