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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Knox Responds
Warehouse halts acceptance of donations

09/21 - Furniture Needed for Knoxville Evacuees
09/21 - Red Cross to Close Civic Coliseum Shelter
09/16 - "Humanity for Hurricane Relief" Event
09/13 - KPD & KFD Respond to Calls for Help
09/13 - Hurricane Katrina Photos by KPD and KFD
09/13 - 6,000 Evacuated Families Served
09/09 - Three Planeloads of Evacuees Arrive
09/08 - 160 Evacuees Expected Friday Night
09/08 - Warehouse Halts Acceptance of Donations
09/07 - Knoxville Remains on Standby
09/06 - Four Planes of Evacuees Expected
09/05 - 750 Evacuees Expected
09/02 - Mayor's Announce Knoxville's Response
09/01 - Donate to Red Cross at Boomsday
08/31 - Knoxville Sends Rural / Metro Ambulances
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Knoxville, TN 37921

GIVE FURNITURE TO COMPASSION COALITION

TWO LOCATIONS: Cokesbury Center, at 9915 Kingston Pike Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - OR - Old Hill's building at 4825 North Broadway, next to Big Lots Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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September 8, 2005 - The Katrina Relief Warehouse, located at 4825 North Broadway, has temporarily halted the collection of donations.

"The response has been overwhelming," said Todd Stewart, who is coordinating this project for Compassion Coalition. "We've had a steady stream of drop-offs from individuals, churches, businesses, and other organizations. Volunteers are hard at work organizing this new facility and processing the tremendous volume of items that have been brought here in the past two days. Our inventory now includes clothes, personal care items, household goods, bedding, diapers and other products for babies and children, and many other items that will be useful to this relief effort."

Andy Rittenhouse, executive director of Compassion Coalition, expressed his appreciation for the generosity of the Knoxville community. "Once we understand what we have on hand and the additional needs for specific items, we will communicate these needs to the Knoxville community and request further donations."

The Katrina Relief Warehouse is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., to distribute items to displaced families who are now in Knoxville.

The warehouse opened earlier this week to collect, organize and distribute material donations. The warehouse is a joint initiative of the City of Knoxville, Knox County, the Salvation Army, and the Compassion Coalition, a non-denominational organization that supports area churches in addressing community needs.

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