A call to help our community and the world

Posted: Tuesday, February 15, 2005


  Soldotna Mayor David Carey issues a call for help.

Soldotna Mayor David Carey issues a call for help.

Shortly after the earthquake and tsunami in Southeast Asia, a call went out from President Bush and past President Clinton for leaders to rally help for their community and world. In response to that call Soldotna Mayor David Carey, and Kenai Mayor Pat Porter got together to plan an event, "After meeting with Mayor Porter I came back and started meeting with community leaders and students at Skyview High School to determine what we might do. We wanted to make sure that our community was in the best shape possible for taking care of those in need, and also to help the world. We wanted a little time to prepare, so we set a date of February 19th to host four events at Skyview from 10am- 4pm to help the local Food Bank, Hospice, the Alaska Red Cross, and a garage sale to benefit Rotary International's effort to maintain clean water in Southeast Asia," said Carey. At the same time the four events will be taking place at Skyview there will be 8 basketball games going on followed by a dance, "We saw that Skyview was a community focus place on that day so that it would be great place to hold all four events simultaneously," said Carey.

The events include a Bake Sale to help area adults and children needing food through the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank, a Quilt Sale to help those preparing for death of a loved one through Hospice of the Central Peninsula, a Blood Drive to help victims of natural disasters through the Alaska Red Cross, and a Garage Sale to assist developing and maintaining clean water in Southeast Asia through the Rotary International Foundation.

The City of Soldotna Mayor and Student Council at Skyview are coordinating the events. For more information, to donate, or to participate in the event you may call Soldotna City Hall at 262-9107, or Skyview High at 262-7675, and ask for Dave Carey. Garage Sale items can be dropped off at Skyview High School on Thursday and Friday, February 17th & 18th. The marathon of events will begin Saturday the 19th at 10:00am.

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