American Red Cross
National Capital Chapter
2131 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

September 29, 1999

Mr. Kani Xulam
American Kurdish Information Network
2623 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite #1
Washington, DC 20008-1522

Dear Mr. Xulam,

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous donation
of $4,000 to help the victims of the earthquake in Turkey.
Your support will be translated into caring and concern for
so many people whose lives have been turned upside
down by this disaster.

The American Red Cross has responded from the start
committing financial resources to purchase medical supplies,
mobile kitchens and food. Shipments of 25,000 high-
protein biscuits and 25,000 comfort kits (hygiene
items like shampoo, toothpaste, soap, razors and combs)
were immediately sent to the region. The American Red
Cross is providing essential communication equipment
including satellite phones, handheld radios, and
mobile phones and radios for use in vehicles.

As emergency relief efforts continue in Turkey, focus has
shifted to long-term needs such as shelter for the more than
600,000 homeless earthquake survivors. An estimated
72,000 buildings were damaged in the quake, and
authorities project that at least 200,000 housing units will
have to be constructed to meet the housing needs.

Your financial donation will allow the Red Cross to provide
this critical, lifesaving support. On behalf of those who will
benefit from your donation, thank you for your support to
the American Red Cross.


Marialice B. Williams

Chapter Chairman

Linda C. Mathes

Cheif Executive Officer

For tax purposes, we confirm that this gift qualifies as a
charitable contribution under the Internal Revenue Code and
that no goods or services were provided to you by the
American Red Cross in conjuction with your contribution.
This letter of receipt should be kept with your tax records
since it may be requested by the Internal Revenue Service.

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