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EVENT INDUSTRY JOINS IN 9/11 RELIEF EFFORT

Event professionals from throughout the world have pledged money, product and time to help the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks. Among the contributions:

Distinctive Details, Houston, will contribute 1 percent of all linen rental orders to the American Red Cross, along with free shipping on any order placed through Dec. 31. Call 713/395-9579.

The employees of Denver-based HSS RentX have been making voluntary donations to the American Red Cross disaster relief fund, which the company will match up to 10,000. Call 303/512-2000.

To help with the relief effort in Washington, Arlington, Va.-based DC Rental donated hundreds of chairs and dozens of tables to the Red Cross. Call 703/671-7300.

Learning that rescue dogs at the World Trade Center were cutting their paws on broken glass, New York-based Pink Inc. used leftover vinyl from a special event to make dog booties. The company also created The Tree of Life, a memorial piece co-created with Party by Design, Boston. Further, Pink Inc. will donate a portion of every rental or sales to The Fireman's Fund for families of the fallen. Call 212/253-6646.

Decor N More, based in Denver, offers an oversize backdrop of a gently waving United States flag for rent; proceeds from rental of the backdrop will be forwarded to the American Red Cross, New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund and to the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. Call 303/936-9224.

Affairs by Design, Los Angeles, will donate 10 percent of all sales and rentals of flags to the Red Cross disaster relief fund. Call 800/330-5302.

LeFleur and Activi!es Event Specialists, Pennington, N.J., turned their September open house into a disaster-relief fund-raiser. Call 609/466-4100.

On Sept. 22, Karl's Party Rental, Oak Creek, Wis., provided the tent, walkway, chairs and a grill to local law enforcement officers collecting contributions for fallen law enforcement officers. Call 414/831-7000.

The Culinary Loft, New York, will donate a portion of the rental fee for companies using its venue for event or video production. Call 212/431-7425.

Panache Party Rentals of Pompano Beach, Fla., will hold a disaster-relief fund-raiser on Nov. 4 specifically for the families of foodservice workers lost in the World Trade Center attacks. Call 954/781-5335.

The Association of Bridal Consultants, New Milford, Conn., will donate 10 percent of the profits from its November annual conference to Second Harvest, a New York organization that provided food for rescue and relief workers at the World Trade Center. Call 860/355-0464.

Eclectic/Encore Properties, New York, gave almost 1,000 ponchos to protect rescue workers from the rain. Call 212/645-8880.

Airstar Space Lighting of Orlando, Fla., and Available Light of New York, Airstar's local agent, provided almost 50 of the Airstar's illuminated balloons and lighting backpacks to New York to aid in night rescue operations. Call 407/851-7830.

Absolute Amusements, Orlando, Fla., donated generators and transporation equipment to companis in the New York area. Call 407/856-3866.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts, White Plains, N.Y., donated $1 million to The September 11th Fund, a national fund-raising effort of United Way and the New York Community Trust. Call 866/47802777.

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