Community Foundation of Central Illinois announces help for
Hurricane Katrina victims
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[SEPT. 3, 2005]
PEORIA -- Our thoughts are with the millions
devastated by Hurricane Katrina. As the full scope of this tragedy
continues to unfold, The Community Foundation of Central Illinois
has announced that it is able to assist those who wish to make a
donation to a specific area affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Although many reputable
charities are a part of the relief effort, many donors wish to make
a gift to a specific region or city affected by this natural
disaster. The Community Foundation of Central Illinois is able to
send funds that have been directed, according to the wishes of
donors, to aid in the recovery efforts taking place in Alabama,
Louisiana or Mississippi. The Community Foundation of Central
Illinois will process these contributions locally, without an
administrative fee, and forward them to the community foundations
serving these areas as they focus on rebuilding infrastructure and
providing basic human services to residents of each state.
Donors may make checks payable to the foundation of their choice
(see list provided at right). Please mail all
donations to CFCI, 331 Fulton St., Suite 310, Peoria, IL 61602.
The following list has been compiled by The Council on
Foundations and includes a list of local community foundations
located in the Gulf Coast region that have set up funds for the
Hurricane relief effort.
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- The Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham
- Central Alabama Community Foundation
- Baton Rouge Area Foundation
- The Community Foundation of Shreveport-Bossier
- Community Foundation of Acadiana
- Gulf Coast Community Foundation
- Community Foundation of Greater Jackson
For more information on how to make a donation to a specific
Hurricane Katrina relief effort fund, please call (309) 674-8730.
Foundation of Central Illinois news release]