The Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund announced that it has raised more than $6 million in online donations. These donations are in addition to the more than $90 million in corporate contributions and large gifts from individuals. This announcement comes shortly after the NFL pledged the proceeds from this past week’s Monday Night Football to Hurricane Katrina Relief. The $6 million comes from donations from over 37,000 people who have made their donations on their website www.BushClintonKatrinaFund.org.
“The American people have once again shown their great capacity to come to the aid of those in need,” President Clinton said. “I am very encouraged by both the immediate and the sustained support offered to the hundreds of thousands of people who need our help.”
“As we move past the immediate aftermath of Katrina, we are able to see the massive undertaking the rebuilding effort is going to be,” President Bush said. “I am pleased with this outpouring of support and am confident that this rebuilding effort will be successful.”
The Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund will focus on collecting donations to assist in the recovery plan for the affected states. The fund will work under the direction of the two presidents as they work primarily with the Governors of Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama, but also with established national & local organizations, who are working directly with those affected, in identifying and funding these gaps.
To make a contribution to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, please visit: www.BushClintonKatrinaFund.org.
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