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@ Greenville, KY 338-5040- 1-877-243-9880 ,y (270) 338-7972 1-800-260-2081 i '| he CENTRAL CITY, KY (270) 754-2600 1-800-880-2600 mira Group donated portion of salaries the right thing to do" Group cal chapter has given assis- helping tance to 16 families, who were in the victims of fire. Family mem- it this bers included 53 people, of which 18 were 18 or younger. Cross offi- The agency handled 56 emer- gency communications be- tween military service person- group nel and their families in Hop- have put kins County. where their When the Red Cross helps the 2004 families who've lost their Red homes, emergency assistance provides up to $1,000 worth of vehicle pur- immediate needs assistance. The Red Cross provides cloth- of March, a ing vouchers to family mem- given in t bers, up to three nights emer- can gency lodging, food distribu- 8aid Pogue. tion orders for about a week's COmmitted worth of groceries and per- to raise sonal hygiene kits and the just agency will pay the family's r ght thing to first month rent. "It's important for us to donated know that this money comes ion back to the people of our area," said Mark Pogue. "To know the dona- that 30 families, who lo t their names homes to fire in Muhlenberg and Hopkins, were helped just single since July means a lot to me." Pogue said the role the Red from Cross plays in serving local and Hop- U.S. Armed Services men and had women overseas and their here," saidfamilies' back home is espe- di- dally meaningful during the several war in Iraq. this "Supporting the Red Cross but this now and through out the year done it. is the right thing to do," said that Mark Pogue. and so During the March program at Pogue, more than 174 cus- vast tomers were designated as Hopkins "Heroes." led to the "We're trying to acknowl- to the edge each of them by placing their photos in area newspa- Red Cross pers," Pogue said. "Some people didn't want their pho- County, thetos taken and that's alright, assisted and we could have missed lost their some people. But everyone can July 1, know that if they purchased a repre- vehicle at one of Pogne's three 32of which locations, a donation was given in their name to the Cross Mid-West Kentucky Chapter of the American Red Cross." The Pogue Group has lo- over- cations at Pogue Lester mem- Chevrolet, 405 E. Everly Brothers Blvd. In Central City; holds at D&PAutoSales, U.S. Hwy. 62 drive per West in Powderly; and Pogue Chrysler at 920 N. Main St., the lo- Greenville. [821- the disaster death toll in U.S. was caused by hurricane of killed an estimated 6,000 people was Themost saster is the Attacks II, 2001. In tember 1! rived i me m= J I Muhlenberg County Heroes John Houghland, Robert Middleton, M wk Pogrom Steve Campbell and Joey Armstrong present Shirley Gardner, Muhlenberg Red Cross direct r. vith a ch ck for $4,375. THE POGUE Am( ricar Red ,ross Hopkins County Heroes Stuart Nance, Tom Davis, Tammy Burns, Roger Dillingbam, Mark Pogue, Mike Armstrong, Shane Nance, Steve "Country" Stanley present Jeanie Barnett, Red Cross Mid-West Kentucky Chapter Executive Director, with a check for $4,375. .J Edward L. Smith gives blood during a Red Cross Blood Drive at the Church of Christ in Central City April 13. Smith said he has been a blood donor since he was 17-year-old. (Leader-News.Photo/Jill Latham)