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Information about how North Dakotans can assist with the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by donating money or volunteering time or resources can be found on the North Dakota State Government Web site at www.nd.gov, the governor's Web site at www...

Information about how North Dakotans can assist with the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts by donating money or volunteering time or resources can be found on the North Dakota State Government Web site at www.nd.gov , the governor's Web site at www.governor.state.nd.us and the Department of Emergency Services Web site at www.state.nd.us/des . Details are also available by calling (800) 773-3259.

Following are some of the scheduled Hurricane Katrina-related fundraisers:

• First Presbyterian Church, 2900 5th St. S., Moorhead, is conducting a clothing drive for the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Used or new clothing may be deposited in waterproof collection containers near both doors of the church starting today. Clothing is specifically designated for 3,000 citizens being relocated to Camp Ripley, a National Guard post near Brainerd, Minn. For more information, call Ginny Crawford at (701) 282-9713.

• American Red Cross, Triad Broadcasting and Hornbacher's stores will sponsor a benefit today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all Fargo-Moorhead Hornbacher's locations. Triad Broadcasting Stations - Eagle 106.9, The Fox 107.9, Froggy 99.9, Q98 98.7 and FM 105.1 - will broadcast for the day encouraging people to bring financial donations to any of the five locations to support the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Hornbacher's is contributing matching funds of up to $1,000 at each site. For more information, call Shellie Simonson-Ulven or Sherri Thomsen at the American Red Cross at (701) 364-1800.

• Kohl's Department Store in Fargo, 4444 13th Ave. S., will be accepting gently used or new clothing, and cash donations, from Sunday to Sept. 14. Those making donations will receive 15 percent off their purchases that day. Donations are to be dropped off at the customer service counter in the store. For more information, call Trisha Underdahl at (701) 306-6142.


• Students in the Daily Living classes at Fargo South High School will be selling Krispy Kreme donuts in the school commons area Sept. 14 and 16. Donuts will also be sold at the Fargo South High School back-to-school night on Monday. People unable to attend, but who wish to donate, may mail checks payable to American Red Cross to the attention of Daily Living Classes at Fargo South High School. For more information, call Ruth Carnal or Rose Woodbury at (701) 446-2000.

• HOM Furniture, 4601 23rd Ave. S., Fargo, is accepting donations of bottled water, baby formula, diapers, hand sanitation products, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorants and other personal hygiene items. There is a bin in the front entry of the store. For more information, contact Doug Martin, Michelle Dahlberg or John Olson at (701) 282-8600.

• The ViQueens, a group of 25 women from Moorhead to Hawley, Minn., is organizing its Touchdown Challenge fundraiser to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina. The group is taking pledges based on how many touchdowns the Minnesota Vikings score in their first two regular-season games. Donors can also pledge a set amount. All donations collected will go to the American Red Cross. Donations can be sent to First National Bank Hawley or State Bank of Hawley. For more information, call Janet McEvers at (218) 483-4483.

• The city of Fargo - which is competing in the "Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge" - will donate to hurricane relief the recycling profits from aluminum cans received today between 4 and 8 p.m. in the northeast Fargodome parking lot. Fargo is competing in a recycling challenge against cities of similar size. If Fargo wins, the city will receive a $5,000 prize that will promote the city's recycling programs. For more information, call (701) 298-6944 or visit the Web site at .

• The Fargo Cork'n Cleaver will host a benefit from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight. Chef Leonard Boyer, a New Orleans native, will prepare gumbo with local wild game. Proceeds will be dedicated to the hurricane relief fund for The Salvation Army. A $40 per person charge, with payment directly to The Salvation Army, is suggested.

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