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Virginia State Employee Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund

Governor Warner has declared a limited state of emergency for the specific purpose of coordinating and providing aid to victims of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf States. The Virginia State Employee Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund is now established in response to employee requests to help the victims of this tragedy. Money raised will support a variety of needs through one donation. Two charities have been selected to receive contributions from the fund. The charities selected are CVC approved and are rated by the American Institute of Philanthropy as top charities for providing relief to the victims of this hurricane.

All donations will be divided equally between the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. By giving through this fund, the states devastated by the hurricane will benefit by receiving medical aid, food, shelter, and other needed services. The two charities listed below were selected based upon the following criteria: that they were a CVC Participating Charity and rated as a top charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy.

  • This cash/check campaign only will be conducted until September 16 through the CVC.
  • 100% of donations will go to the charities listed above and will be earmarked for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
  • Checks should be written to “Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign” and should be given to the agency CVC Coordinator or mailed to CVC, 101 North 14th Street, 12th Floor, Richmond, Virginia 23219.
  • Donations will be deductible on 2005 tax returns.
  • This special relief fund will be a separate effort from the annual CVC campaign, which begins October 1, 2005.
    Message from the Governor

    Dear Fellow State Employee:

    Many of you have already responded to the call for help for the Hurricane Katrina Relief effort. But we continue to hear from many of you about how we as Virginians can do our part to show support for our friends and neighbors in the hard-hit Gulf Coast states.

    I appeal to each of you to join me in supporting this enormous undertaking, not only helping rebuild, but also helping provide healthy living conditions for survivors.

    I have asked that our Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign mobilize a drive within the state workplace. The following charities have passed a variety of screening criteria and will be the recipients of all funds raised:

  • American Red Cross
  • Salvation Army
  • In order to provide immediate assistance to the charities listed above, the CVC will only accept checks and cash, and 100% of your donation will be distributed to the charities listed above.

    I encourage you to join in helping these worthy and effective charities through our Virginia State Employee Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

    This has been called one of the worst natural disasters to hit our nation, and the needs are simply tremendous. Your agency CVC Coordinator should be distributing information soon about how you can join in this effort to help in this critical moment.


    Mark R. Warner