(September 2, 2005) -- LB residents opened their pocketbooks at the ELB Stater Brothers market (Spring St. @ Palo Verde) where this morning at dawn, we saw drivers handing checks and cash to American Red Cross volunteers for Hurricane Katrina disaster relief. Photo right: Volunteer Audrey Yolken receives a donation from an unidentified driver. Volunteers said they'd be at the location until about 11:00 p.m.
Spouse/Volunteer Berry Yolken estimated that yesterday (Sept. 1) the location brought in over $100,000 at the location (caveat, not a formal count but rough estimate).
He added that some children brought in their piggy banks.
CBS2/KCAL9 set up a news van to do reports on the CBS2 morning news. Photo right: Reporter and CHP'er watch small air monitor to take cue for their live shot.
KFWB News 980 radio was also on scene.
As separately reported by LBReport.com, financial donations -- cash, checks or credit card donations -- will also be collected this afternoon (Sept. 2) at the LB Water Treatment Plant (Redondo Ave. just south of Spring St.) from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
LB Mayor Beverly O'Neill, members of the City Council, LBPD Chief Tony Batts and LBFD Deputy Chief Brad Wilson and LB Red Cross officials and volunteers will be present to receive them and thank you for your generosity.
Make checks payable to the American Red Cross and in the memo line write "Katrina Disaster Relief." The donations are tax-deductible.