Monday, December 20, 2004

Military families get a helping hand - Buy Dell

Wow....this is just great. Hmmm. Where's the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation????

The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is donating the money to the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund, which provides $5,000 grants to each dependent child and $11,000 for each spouse of U.S. or United Kingdom armed service members who were killed in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Michael Dell, of Dell computer fame, and his wife, Susan, launched the foundation in 1999 to help needy children. Their donation will pay specifically for the grants for children.

At the end of the article:
The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will make the $17 million donation with a first payment of $5 million in December and additional payments over the next four years.
Military families who have lost a loved one in the war are encouraged to contact the organization at www.fallenheroesfund.org or 800-340-HERO.


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