PR Execs Launch Charity for Orphans of Trade Center Disaster
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PR Execs Launch Charity for Orphans of Trade Center Disaster

A coalition of public relations executives has come together to launch the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, which will provide cash for children who were made orphans by the national disasters of September 11.

Paul Holmes

WASHINGTON, D.C. and SAN FRANCISCO, September 17—A coalition of public relations executives on both coasts has come together to launch the Twin Towers Orphan Fund, which will provide cash for the long-term well being of children who were made orphans by the national disasters of September 11. All donations collected will be used to provide those children with long-term educational and housing assistance, daily necessities, as well as mental and physical health care.
 
Created by more than 40 PR professionals around the nation collectively acting in response to the tragedies affecting families and children in New York, Los Angeles, Boston, and Washington, the new fund was co-founded and is administered by an established local Bakersfield charity, Garden Pathways, which is providing, administrative, accounting, banking and legal support.
 
Within hours of the first explosion, PR professionals, many of whom have never met in person, began exchanging e-mails on a public relations Internet mailing list and within that one day had gathered enough support to build an instant grassroots national publicity campaign.
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