News ReleaseCity of Inglewood
Public Information Office

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Inglewood, CA 90301
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9/14/2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRESS RELEASE #09142005
Subject :

Inglewood Mayor Partners with National Conference of Black Mayors, KJLH Radio and Recycling Black Dollars Raising Over $58,000
Contact :Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn    (310) 412-5300
INGLEWOOD, CA – Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt F. Dorn, partnered with the City of Inglewood, the National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc., KJLH Radio Station and Recycling Black Dollars to sponsor a fundraiser for the Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts.  More than a hundred concerned citizens, businesses and churches contributed over $58,000 during the fundraising festivities at city hall.  Mayor Dorn was one of the top contributors as he personally donated $10,000 toward the relief drive.  

Mayor Dorn, who also serves as President of the National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. (NCBM), expressed satisfaction with the success of the fundraiser.  “I am gratified by the responsiveness and generosity exhibited by the Inglewood community and contributors who participated in the fundraiser,” said Dorn.  “Their generosity will facilitate the NCBM’s efforts to provide funds and resources directly to member communities affected by Katrina.” 

Mayor Dorn, acting in his capacity as President of the NCBM, personally visited several communities devastated by the hurricane that will receive direct NCBM assistance as a result of their membership in the organization.  “Many of the cities that our Mayors represent don’t make the news because they are so small, but the towns have been utterly destroyed and the people have been left with nothing.  The National Conference of Black Mayors will make sure that every dime we collect reaches those communities and will not use any monies for administrative overhead – the people need help,” Dorn further commented. 

The list of major contributors includes:  First Church of God, Billy Campbell (The Campbell Agency – Allstate Insurance), Stockbridge Capital Group, LCC (owners of Hollywood Park Racetrack), Samoan Congregational Christian Church, Hollywood Park Casino, Martin Hofer, Dr. Fred Parrott, Charles Patton and Greystone Management Group, Inc.

The National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. is a non-profit corporation that provides technical assistance to 564 African American mayors across the country.  At least 54 communities headed by African American mayors and more than 950,000 citizens have been rendered homeless as a result of the storm. 

For information about making contributions to the NCBM’s relief efforts, individuals may contact the National Conference of Black Mayors, Inc. at (404) 765-6444 or visit their website at http://www.ncbm.org.


 

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