Leftover Norwood funds donated

WASHINGTON --- The late Rep. Charlie Norwood's family has donated nearly $700,000 of his leftover political fortune to nonprofit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the Medical College of Georgia.

Mr. Norwood, a seven-term congressman from Augusta, had $781,283 in his campaign account when he died in February, according to finance reports. Federal law allows a variety of uses for the money, including donations to charities or other political committees. In all, the contributions totaled $676,500, according to the reports.


Local organizations that received donations from the Norwood campaign account include:

- Project Access: $25,000

- Hope House of Augusta: $20,000

- Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary in Aiken: $15,000

- Lakeside Bible Chapel in Lincolnton, Ga.: $20,000

- Habitat for Humanity: $40,000

- Medical College of Georgia Foundation: $60,000

Source: Associated Press