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Donations pour into Cleveland Courage Fund

 
Donations pour into Cleveland Courage Fund
Posted Thursday, May 16th 2013 @ 3pm

(Cleveland) - The Cleveland Courage Funds, set up by three Cleveland City Council members to benefit kidnap survivors Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, and Amanda Berry and her daughter, now total more than $480,000.

More than 5,100 individual donations have been made to them through the Funds. Donations have come from all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and from several foreign countries.

The total includes major new gifts – $50,000 from the Cleveland Foundation and $10,000 from Key Bank, which is also providing pro bono financial counsel to the survivors.

Trusts for each of the four survivors are being created to accept all donations received through the Cleveland Foundation and Key Bank. 100 percent of donations to the Cleveland Courage Fund at Key Bank will go directly into the survivors’ trust funds.

Donors can give online at www.clevelandfoundation.org/courage or via U.S. mail at Cleveland Courage Fund c/o the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Ave., Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH 44115. Donors can also give to the Cleveland Courage Fund at any Key Bank branch in Northeast Ohio.

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