The Red Cross Fundraiser

More than a thousand local Red Cross volunteers are heading to Texas, to provide the manpower to open 55 shelters for around 3,000 people. Ike comes right on the heels of Hurricane Gustav, which will cost 70 million dollars and The Red Cross has raised only 5 million for Gustav.

The organization has launched a 100 million dollar fund-raising campaign. To make a contribution, you can call 334 260-3980 or mail a check to 5015 Woods Crossing, Montgomery 36106, or go on-line at

You can also use your cell phone to donate 5 dollars by text messaging the keyword "give" to "2help" (24357).