1:26 PM PST, November 8, 2012
Bob Hope Airport officials today announced plans to host a fundraiser to benefit Superstorm Sandy victims, many of whom are now dealing with the effects of a strong nor’easter.
The winter storm blew in Wednesday, dumping snow and knocking power out in a region still trying to recover from Sandy.
On Friday, officials at Bob Hope Airport will be stationed outside the main entrance near the Terminal A baggage claim and outside the entrances to Terminals A and B collecting cash or checks made out to the American Red Cross, according to an announcement today.
Checks should carry the notation “Superstorm Sandy Relief” in the lower left-hand corner so the money is directed to relief efforts.
Airport visitors who are unable to leave their cars can flag down a uniformed airport staff member and donate from the comfort of their vehicles, according to the airport.
Officials will be accepting the donations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A similar benefit at the airport for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts generated more than $10,000 in donations, according to the airport.
--Jason Wells, Times Community News