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by: leftright

June 1st, 2013

Lynn and Foster Friess issue $1 Million Tornado Relief Challenge

Lynn and Foster Friess, inspired by the LeftRightLeftRightForwardMarch! initiative, have made a $1 million challenge grant to bring relief to the people of Moore. They are asking each state governor to use his or her position of prominence to raise $20,000 in private funds each.

If all 50 governors participate, the total will match Foster and Lynn’s gift, bringing $2 million to the tornado victims. Foster hopes this type of public-private cooperation among the 30 Republican and 20 Democratic governors will rally the private sector to provide solutions for the disaster victims without hurting already strained government budgets.

LeftRightLeftRightForwardMarch! joins people of contrasting political persuasions to team together to make the world a better place and reduce the divisiveness that results from our hyper-politicized culture. As an example, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham and Democratic Louisiana U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu recently teamed up in Washington, D.C., to facilitate adopting kids from foreign countries.

Extending his tradition as a kid whose mother darned his socks and put a patch on his blue jeans where his knees popped out, Foster negotiated with the National Christian Foundation in Atlanta to receive donations and make distributions free of charge (excluding credit card charges). Similarly, the Salvation Army and the Jewish Federation of Greater Oklahoma City have agreed to absorb costs so 100% gets to those who are currently hurting so badly.

To give online, visit www.NationalChristian.com/GovernorsMatch. You can also mail checks (notated “Governors Match”) to National Christian Foundation, 11625 Rainwater Drive, Suite 500, Alpharetta, GA 30009. We hope you, acting as a private citizen, will encourage fellow Americans in your state to help.

Here is ABC News’s coverage of Foster and Lynn’s $1 million challenge grant (1 page).

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