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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

San Antonio Hurricane Relief Fund

Mayor Phil Hardberger and USAA Chairman and CEO Robert G. Davis announced the creation of the San Antonio Hurricane Relief Fund a couple of hours ago:

Mayor Phil Hardberger and USAA Chairman and CEO Robert G. Davis announced the creation of the San Antonio Hurricane Relief Fund today at City Hall. USAA will kick-start the fund with a $1 million donation.

Residents interested in making monetary donations that will stay in San Antonio to help with short- and long-term relief efforts can do so by Internet at saafdn.org.

The tax-deductible donations also can be mailed to the San Antonio Hurricane Relief Fund in care of the San Antonio Area Foundation, 110 Broadway, Suite 230, San Antonio 78205.

"We have not had a committee, a group or a repository for the community to interface with who want to give money or goods," Hardberger said of the decision to create a fund.

Hardberger said because of an appearance he made on CNN, money has been coming into his office and the city, which will now be put in the fund. Law firm Lineberger Goggan Blair & Sampson donated $10,000, and the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce presented a stack of checks and cash totaling nearly $32,000.

The url is- http://www.saafdn.org/. Kudos to USAA for donating $1 million. If you want your money to stay specifically here in San Antonio, helping the private shelters and relieving some of the burden from local government, donate there. If you want your money to go anywhere Katrina-related, keep on donating to the Red Cross.