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by Paul on 09/04/05 at 09:14 AM ET
Hockey organizations in the Toronto area are mobilizing to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. "It's the worst natural disaster to befall the United States in its history," said Hugh Ross, president of Wexford Raiders and chairman of the 12 AAA organizations in the Greater Toronto Hockey League. "We are supposed to be in hockey to help children and there are thousands of children in the U.S.A. Gulf coast who need our help." Ross is challenging all hockey organizations to equal or better a $1,000 donation from Wexford Raiders Hockey Association. The tragedy has also spurred the Greater Toronto Hockey League into action. "I will be calling the United States Consulate on Tuesday morning to ascertain what types of relief agencies should be considered and more specifically if there is one that will provide aid to children specifically," GTHL president John Gardner told the Star. Ross, who owns a moving firm and has trucks at his disposal, says he's ready to ship supplies south. "We don't want to impede them or be in the way. If what they need is an 18-wheeler full of bottled water or whatever, then I will send a truck," Ross said. "If we don't give soon, the health situation could deteriorate and what is now a horrific tragedy could be made worse ..."
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