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Saturday, September 17, 2005 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Eastsiders lend hand to Katrina relief

Here's a look at what Eastsiders are doing as part of the relief efforts for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

• Sammamish City Councilwoman Kathy Huckabay said she will return nearly $2,000 in campaign funds to supporters and ask them to donate that money to hurricane-relief efforts.

"Given the momentous events ... in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, spending large amounts of money for a political campaign seems frivolous," Huckabay, who is running for a third term, said in a news release.

• Bungie Studios in Redmond, developers of Xbox video games Halo and Halo 2, and Sunrise Identity of Woodinville, a promotional merchandise and marketing firm, joined forces to create and sell a "Fight The Flood" T-shirt. As of Sept. 14, more than $150,000 had been raised through sales of the shirt. The shirts go for $19.95 and can be ordered at www.bungiestore.com. All proceeds go to hurricane relief.

• Miller's Community & Arts Center on Tolt Avenue in Carnation raised $7,600 in donations and relief supplies from a bake sale and auction held recently. The top item was a gig by the Budget Funeral Band of Duvall to play at a party. It went for $175 to a Microsoft employee, whose company matched the donation, said Miller's owner Lee Grumman.

• Cottage Lake Safeway will hold a rummage sale today and tomorrow in its parking lot at Avondale Road and the Woodinville-Duvall Road, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Safeway will match all donations.

• Two hair salons in Kirkland will donate all of the proceeds from haircuts and styling from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow to Katrina relief. The salons are Viridis Salon, 117 Main St., and Salon Taylor, 1425 Market St.

• Duvall Boy Scout Troop 411 washed windshields at the Safeway gas station Sept. 2 and passed the hat at that night's Cedarcrest High School football game. In all, they raised about $2,000.

• Kirkland-based Paccar, which builds Kenworth trucks at its plant in Renton, and its employees donated a new dump truck worth more than $100,000 to the city of New Orleans.

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