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$1 million Matching Grant for Hurricane Relief

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado and its founder, Tim Gill, are offering a $1 million matching grant to the American Red Cross -- saying it'll provide $2 million for hurricane relief.

Gill says the Fund will match individual donations from Coloradans up to $250 through September 25th.

Gill says it's hard to imagine what it's like for the hurricane victims, going from cozy homes to flooded streets littered with debris.

Governor Bill Owens praised Gill and the fund for their efforts, saying it will save lives and "help our fellow citizens recover" from a catastrophe.

Owens urged all Coloradans to take advantage of the opportunity to double the effect of their donations.

To make a donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Victims call 1-800-HELP NOW or log on to www.redcross.org.


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