When disaster hits, America answers the call with an open and generous heart. The L.A. County Fair experienced that firsthand September 11, 2001. Through the kindness of Fair attendees more than $250,000 was sent to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to support and assist victims and survivors of the attack on the United States.
In light of the recent devastation suffered from the fury of Hurricane Katrina, Fairplex officials are providing a site for monetary donations along with an extra incentive.
Friday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, Sept. 4, donations will be accepted at Gate 9 on White Avenue from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Those donating $25 or more will receive two free tickets to the L.A. County Fair, one transaction per person. The Fair will donate up to 10,000 tickets. Checks should be payable to Red Cross/Hurricane Katrina. The Fair opens Friday, Sept. 9.
Dale Coleman, Fairplex vice president of sales, marketing and creative programming said, “When disaster strikes people want to help any way they can. We hope that by providing an avenue for donations that people will reach out and contribute.”
For more information, visit the Web site at lacountyfair.com.