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Governor Ernie Fletcher and First Lady Glenna Fletcher Ask All Kentuckians to Donate in Support of Tsunami Victims
Press Release Date:  January 05, 2005
Contact:  Doug Hogan
Jeannie Lausche
502-564-2611
 

Frankfort, KY:   Governor Ernie Fletcher and First Lady Glenna Fletcher urge all Kentuckians to help the victims of the Tsunami disaster, which devastated southern Asia on December 26th.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to all of the families who felt the force and devastation of this natural disaster.  Glenna and I are asking all Kentuckians to show their compassion by supporting the victims of the Indian Ocean Earthquake and the resulting Tsunamis. 

U.N. officials have said it will cost billions of dollars over a period of years to rebuild the destroyed region.

“As President George W. Bush said, the good hearts of the American people is the greatest source of America’s generosity,” Governor Fletcher said.  “I am confident Kentuckians can and will make a difference in the lives of millions of victims in need.”

Kentuckians can contact relief organizations in their communities to find out how they can help.  People wanting to help can also log onto the website of President George W. Bush for details on how to help disaster victims and their families.  The website address is: http://www.usafreedomcorps.gov/content/about_usafc/newsroom/announcements_tsunami.asp.

As a symbolic gesture symbolizing that the Tsunami victims are in our thoughts and prayers, the Kentucky flag will continue to remain at half-staff, along with the national flag, for the rest of this week.

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Last updated: Thursday, June 02, 2005