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September 12, 2005

NBDA Establishes Fund For Deaf/ Hard Of Hearing Hurricane Survivors

From: NBDA - Sep 12, 2005

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PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release:


Like the rest of the nation, we the members of National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) are expressing our sorrow and grief over the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina along the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Gulf coasts. NBDA in particular, has a personal fondness for this region since we have many NBDA members and their families living in the area.

In an effort to help ease the plight of Deaf and Hard of Hearing victims of the storm, NBDA will be collecting and distributing funds to aid in the Hurricane Relief efforts. These funds are specifically earmarked for members of the deaf, hard of hearing, and Sign Language interpreting community.

We are calling upon members of NBDA, the Deaf Community, and members of our extended hearing communities to participate in this effort. With your contributions you will have an opportunity to help the recovery efforts of DEAF Community members in the Gulf. All donations are tax deductible. NBDA is a properly documented 5013C Charity. One hundred percent (100%) of the donations will go to victims of this nation’s most horrific national disaster.

Sheryl Emery and Reggie Redding will be heading the NBDA crisis response team on behalf of NBDA and will work with other national disability organizations to ensure needs of deaf community are not over looked.

NBDA President Tom Samuels and Vice President Richard Mccowin encourage you all to provide assistance at this time. Please give generously.

Please make your check or money order to:

NBDA - Disaster Relief Funds
Attn: Gerald Miller
1105 Waterford Place
Herndon, VA 20170

Note: Please do not put Mr. Millers name on your donation. Use his name only on envelope.