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In the coming days, this newspaper is going to get a lot of press releases about relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The people who send those releases will all ask for donations.

Most of these groups are on the up and up, and wherever your check goes, it will probably help people in desperate need. And, whatever help you can send, please make it money, not food, clothes or toys.

But one Titan of Town Talk would like to offer a gentle plug for the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army, with chapters all over the world, was among the first groups to start helping out in New Orleans and Biloxi and is now serving more than 140,000 meals per day. The group was also among the first to help victims of last winter’s tsunami in Asia.

Locally, the Salvation Army helps people in need of food, emergency transportation, help with utility bills and rent and a host of other problems.

Volunteers will be asking for donations through the Labor Day weekend at Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. More volunteers are needed to fill all the two-hour shifts. It’s like Christmas bell-ringing only warmer.

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Local Salvation Army case worker Tsu Wolin Brown said checks ” with “hurricane relief” written in the memo line, please ” will be gladly accepted at the Edwards office and forwarded to the efforts along the Gulf Coast.

Checks can be sent to the local Salvation Army’s local headquarters, P.O. Box 2183, Edwards, 81632.

For more information, about donating or volunteering your time, call the local Salvation Army office at 926-3704.

A local foundation is planning a true celebrity fundraiser.

The foundation, Swift Eagle, will host “A Night with Phil Jackson” on Friday, Sept. 9 at 4 Eagle Ranch north of Wolcott. Jackson will speak following a silent auction

and dinner.

The event will raise money for Swift Eagle, an organization started by a group of longtime local citizens concerned about people who fall between the cracks in

the valley.

Jackson is a lifelong friend of Vail local Dave Haakenson, one of the founders of the Swift Eagle Foundation. The two grew up together in Williston, N.D., where they played on a state championship basketball team.

Coincidentally, Jackson was given the name Swift Eagle by the Lakota Indians of South Dakota in the 1970s.

Intrigued by Haakenson’s dream, he agreed to be honorary chairman of the organization and speak at the Sept. 9 event. His speech will focus on his Lakota naming ceremony and emphasize the lifelong responsibilities and possibilities that come with his name.

Tickets for the event are $100 and are available at Paddy’s Restaurant in Eagle-Vail. To learn more about sponsorships, call Haakenson or Pat Hamilton at 926-3846. Donations can be sent to Swift Eagle Charitable Foundation, P.O. Box 1977, Avon, 81620. More information is available at http://www.swifteagle.org.

Tell us what’s going on around town so we can talk about it. Faxes can be sent to 949-7096. Our e-mail address is newsroom@vaildaily.com. Or call the Town Talk desk

at 949-0555, ext. 615. Town Talk entries must be received by noon the day prior to publication.

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In the coming days, this newspaper is going to get a lot of press releases about relief efforts to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. The people who send those releases will all ask for donations.

Most of these groups are on the up and up, and wherever your check goes, it will probably help people in desperate need. And, whatever help you can send, please make it money, not food, clothes or toys.

But one Titan of Town Talk would like to offer a gentle plug for the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army, with chapters all over the world, was among the first groups to start helping out in New Orleans and Biloxi and is now serving more than 140,000 meals per day. The group was also among the first to help victims of last winter’s tsunami in Asia.

Locally, the Salvation Army helps people in need of food, emergency transportation, help with utility bills and rent and a host of other problems.

Volunteers will be asking for donations through the Labor Day weekend at Wal-Mart from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. More volunteers are needed to fill all the two-hour shifts. It’s like Christmas bell-ringing only warmer.

Local Salvation Army case worker Tsu Wolin Brown said checks ” with “hurricane relief” written in the memo line, please ” will be gladly accepted at the Edwards office and forwarded to the efforts along the Gulf Coast.

Checks can be sent to the local Salvation Army’s local headquarters, P.O. Box 2183, Edwards, 81632.

For more information, about donating or volunteering your time, call the local Salvation Army office at 926-3704.

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