(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
Barry Manilow has sent out the word to his fans, encouraging them to follow his lead and donate funds to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Manilow has offered to help people triple the impact of their donations to those directly affected by the natural disaster.
For every dollar contributed to the Manilow Fund for Health and Hope, the fund will match it. In addition, dollar-for-dollar, Manilow himself will match the original donation. The Manilow Fan Club raised $150,000 in less than 48 hours and the pledges keep coming in.
"We raised this money so fast," said Manilow. "It's shown us that together we can really make a difference, so let's keep going."
All funds will immediately be donated to the American Red Cross. The Manilow Fund for Health and Hope has no administration fees and is able to pass on 100% of the donations to those who need it most.
Donations to the Manilow Fund can be made online at www.manilowfund.com
or via mail at:
Manilow Fund For Health and Hope,
PO Box 45378,
Los Angeles, CA 90045.
Contributions to the Manilow Fund are tax deductible. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen