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Harvey relief efforts in Suffolk

Suffolk residents can aid those devastated by Hurricane Harvey through the following local relief efforts.

  • Community Church is accepting relief items at several Suffolk locations. Donations can be made at Uncork’d on West Washington Street, Nansemond-Suffolk Academy’s campus on Pruden Boulevard and during church services at King’s Fork High School from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. The church will have a collection tent at King’s Fork High School’s home football game against Western Branch this Friday at 7 p.m. Church volunteers will travel to Houston with donations this Saturday. Visit www.tinyurl.com/communitychurchharvey for the list of requested items, or call 405-6000 for more information.
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs is partnering with the Houston Food Bank and Corpus Christi Food Bank for relief efforts. Participating locations will donate $1 for every regular sized No. 7 Turkey Breast and Provolone sub sold from Sept. 11-17. Additionally, participating locations will distribute cards that grant a free sub for a $2 donation to the food banks. These can be redeemed from Sept. 15 through Dec. 1. Visit www.jerseymikes.com for more information. “We want to let people know about the fundraiser so they can come together and join us in this national effort to help all those affected by the devastation in the Greater Houston and Corpus Christi areas,” Peter Cancro, founder and chief executive officer of Jersey Mike’s Franchise Systems, stated in the Sept. 1 press release.
  • Lake Prince Woods retirement community in Suffolk will have a bake sale this Friday from noon to 4 p.m. Cookies, cakes, pies, breads and other contributions should be presented by 11 a.m., with ingredient information for allergy purposes. One hundred percent of proceeds will support the LeadingAge Hurricane Harvey Disaster Relief Fund for Texas seniors. All unsold baked goods will go to the Genieve Shelter for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, said Denise Brown, resident services director at Lake Prince Woods. Call 923-5513 for more information. “We hope that local bakers will come and participate,” Brown said. “It’s a great way to get together for a good cause.”