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Ways to help Irene victims — list

September 10, 2011
By staff ( , Adirondack Daily Enterprise


-Donations to a fund established by residents of the town of Keene may be mailed to ACT/Keene Flood Recovery Fund, Adirondack Community Trust, c/o Melissa Eisinger, P.O. Box 288, Lake Placid, NY 12946, or given at

-Donations to a fund established by the town of Jay may be mailed to Jay Irene Relief Fund, P.O. Box 730, AuSable Forks, NY 12912.

-Donations to the Wells Memorial Library in Upper Jay, which lost its children's book section to flooding, may be mailed to Wells Memorial Library, P.O. Box 57, Upper Jay, NY 12987. O you can buy books or contribute to a library gift card at The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid. Authors and illustrators may also donate signed books and original art for an October fundraiser.

-The Ironman Foundation has given $5,000 and is collecting donations online at These gifts "will be directed back to those communities most in need," according to the website.



-Today - The Festival of the Colors, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Springfield Road in Wilmington, includes live entertainment, kids' activities, vendor displays of arts and crafts, photography and food. There is no admission fee, but the Whiteface Region Business and Tourism Center is donating all the money collected from vendor booth spaces to town of Jay and Keene residents who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Irene. People can also donate at the Visitors' Bureau booth.

-Today - The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority, the American Red Cross and Centerplate will host a family event with public skating, hockey shots, curling, Zamboni rides, food and music from 1 to 4 p.m. All proceeds from tickets for these activities will benefit the Red Cross' North Country Chapter.

-Tuesday - Numerous local bands will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, 17 Algonquin Drive. A suggested minimum donation is $20 per person will be equitably distributed between the Town of Jay Irene Relief Fund and the Keene Flood Recovery Fund. Many of the bands performing live in the towns of Keene, Jay and North Elba and were directly impacted by the Aug. 28 storm. The lineup includes Jim, Monsterbuck, Stan Oliva and Larry Stone, Heidi Little, the Back Porch Society (members of Roadside Mystic), Lostdog, and the trio of Mike Portal, Lowell Bailey and John Doan.

-Wednesday - The Whiteface Lodge will host a Irene Relief Fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Lodge's Kanu restaurant. A suggested $10-per-person donation will go to relief efforts in Keene, Jay and AuSable Forks.

-Saturday, Sept. 17 - Saranac Village at Will Rogers will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in its Great Room, with all proceeds going to benefit the American Red Cross of Northeastern New York.



-A special 12-page supplement displaying photos of storm damage appears in the Sept. 9, 2011 issue of the Lake Placid News but is also being sold separately for $1; the money will be donated to storm victims via the Adirondack Community Trust. Copies are for sale at the Lake Placid News office on 6179 Sentinel Road, Lake Placid or the Adirondack Daily Enterprise, 54 Broadway, Saranac Lake. For those who would like it mailed, add an additional $1 for postage, and request copies by phone at 518-891-2600 or by mail to Hurricane 2011, P.O. Box 318, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.

-Green Goddess Natural Foods in Lake Placid will donate 10 percent of its proceeds from Sunday, Sept. 11 to the Adirondack Community Trust for flood relief in Keene.



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