We need your help. Or more specifically, the people of the Gulf Coast of the United States need your help. As you may know, the Lightning, the Storm and the St. Pete Times Forum have partnered with HeartswithHands, Inc. on a massive relief effort benefiting the victims of Hurricane Katrina. We are accepting donations on the Chrysler-Jeep Plaza at the St. Pete Times Forum for the next several days around the clock.
On Saturday, Sept, 3 from 10-11am, Dave Andreychuk and Ruslan Fedotenko of the Lightning will partner with coach Tim Marcum, Shane Stafford, Lawrence Samuels, Nyle Wiren, Cliff Dell and Umar Muhammad of the Storm to sign autographs for those making donations.
A list of the recommended items for donation is listed below. Cash will also be accepted.
· Bottled Water
· Non-perishable food items
· Convenience foods
· Can openers
· Baby food, Diapers, wipes
· Hygiene items
· Picnic supplies
· Small charcoal grills and charcoal
· Tools, gloves, tarps, plastic
· Over the counter medication
· First aid kits
· Flashlights, batteries and candles
· Trash bags
· Chain saws and hand tools
Several events are taking place at the Times Forum over the next week or so, including IceFest on September 10. Donations may be made by those coming to these events as well. A caravan of semi-trailers and trucks with the contributions collected at the Times Forum is scheduled to leave for the affected areas on Saturday, Sept. 10 after IceFest.
Please help us help those that need our support so dearly. Whether it be on Saturday at the autograph signing, sometime over the Labor Day holiday or next week on your way home from work, please stop by and make a donation.
Thank you for your support!
Sincerely, The players, staff and employees of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Storm and the St. Pete Times Forum.