December 14, 2017

ALA Katrina Fund Raises Over $200,000

By LJ Staff

Thanks to some large donations by corporate contributors, the American Library Association’s (ALA) Hurricane Katrina Library Relief Fund has raised over $200,000 to help rebuild hundreds of libraries damaged or destroyed in the Gulf Coast region. Recent big donors include the H.W. Wilson Foundation ($50,000) and DEMCO, Inc. ($10,500). Over 1000 ALA members, corporations, institutions, foundations, Friends groups, and individuals have contributed so far, ALA said. ALA president Michael Gorman announced that the fund had received initial support from Bowker, CSA, ProQuest, and RefWorks. Tax-deductible donations can be made online.

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