·All Books-A-Million stores, including the Discover Mills location in Lawrenceville, are accepting cash donations to the Salvation Army. The Lawrenceville location will host balloon artist and magician Fred Kirkland from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday to make balloons in exchange for donations.
Salud! Cooking & Lifestyle School, inside Harry's Farmers Market in Roswell, will host "Evening at Emeril's - A Benefit for the American Red Cross" at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. For more information, call 770-442-3354 or visit www.harrysfarmersmarket.com.
"Gospel Angels: A Concert to Restore Hope" will be held from 7 to
9 p.m. Thursday at Atlanta's Centennial Park, and will benefit World Vision and Feed the Children. The concert will be televised nationally on Gospel Music Channel, the Worship Network and XM Radio. Admission is $10 and will divided between the two groups.
"Laughter in the Face of Disaster," a comedy benefit, will start at
7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Manuel's Tavern, 602 N. Highland Ave. in Atlanta. Atlanta's top improv troupes will perform, and proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity International's Operation Home Delivery to help rebuild the Gulf Coast. For more information, call 404-225-5000, ext. 1.
Members of the Jackson County Women in Business, Athens Women in Business, Gwinnett Women's Legacy of United Way and Gwinnett Chamber are collecting business-appropriate outfits, including suits, pantsuits and dresses, to help evacuees interview and find employment. Clothing can be donated locally at the United Way offices in the Gwinnett Chamber building in Duluth and the Jackson EMC office, 461 Swanson Drive in Lawrenceville. Evacuees can pick up clothing at the St. David's Community Church Outreach Center at Discover Mills Mall Entrance 6 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The following local groups are helping with hurricane relief:
· Atlanta Salvation Army, 678-225-0885 or www.1800salarmy.org.
· American Red Cross, 1-800-HELP-NOW or www.atlantaredcross.org.
· Atlanta Community Food Bank, 404-419-1738.
· Partnership for Community Action, 770-564-1702.
· People Actively Concerned for Others, 678-546-7777.
· The Impact Group, 678-808-4477.
· Community Foundation for Northeast Georgia, 770-813-3880.