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Red Cross to have Taste of India Sept. 14

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

TERRE HAUTE -- The India Association of Terre Haute will host its Taste of India 2008 Sunday, Sept. 14, from 5-9 p.m., at the Hulman Center.

The evening will include music, dance and food. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter.

Tickets are $30 per person and $15 of that amount is tax deductible.

Tickets are available at the following locations:

* First Financial Bank Branches,

* Old National Bank Branches,

* Terre Haute Savings Bank Branches,

* Gopalan Contemporary Art, 9 S. 7th St., Terre Haute,

* Ultimate Health and Fitness, 380 W. Honey Creek Dr., Terre Haute, or

* Call B. Rao Kopparty at 812-298-9515 or Krishna Vedala at 812-299-5808.

"The American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter is extremely honored to be the beneficiary of this year's Taste of India," Chapter Executive Director Carol Stevens said. "The Taste of India is an important cultural event in our community that also gives back. The money raised from this event will be used to help provide emergency immediate help to local disaster families such as food, clothing, short-term lodging, critical medications, eyeglasses, personal hygiene supplies, clean-up kits and mental health support."

The American Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter serves Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo counties in Indiana and Edgar County in Illinois.

The mission of the American Red Cross, a not-for-profit humanitarian organization, is to provide relief to victims of disaster, keep military families connected when separated by deployment and help people save lives through education.

Each year, the local chapter mobilizes relief to the victims of more than 140 home fires and other disasters, sends more than 200 emergency messages on behalf of local military families to their loved ones stationed around the world stationed in the United States Armed Forces and trains more than 15,000 individuals how to respond to sudden illness, accidents or disasters.

The American Red Cross is not a government agency. The services of the Wabash Valley Red Cross are made possible by the volunteer and financial support of the citizens, businesses, foundations and the United Ways in the Wabash Valley.

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