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Donations To Top $100,000 After Oklahoma City Blast

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Cash donations in Spokane County after last week’s Oklahoma City federal building explosion will exceed $100,000, American Red Cross officials said Wednesday.

Money raised in the area was directed into two budgets, the Red Cross National Disaster Relief Fund and the Oklahoma City Disaster Fund.

Exactly how much money came through Spokane’s contributions won’t be calculated until later this week, said Spokane chapter spokeswoman Tina Maurais.

The Panhandle Chapter, based in Coeur d’Alene, received $15,000 from North Idaho residents.

Funds that were designated by donors for Oklahoma City will be spent for relief services for those affected by the bombing, said Maurais. Other contributions will go to the national disaster fund.

That fund will be used for other Red Cross relief projects.

“None of that money from that national fund will go to Oklahoma, because enough money has come in around the country to take care of the needs from last week’s disaster,” Maurais said.

Nationally, $6.8 million has been donated since the explosion last week, agency officials said.

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