Leftover Norwood funds donated

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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

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wootchieone 12/07/07 - 08:41 am
It woudl be great if the

It woudl be great if the family donated funds to the Fisher House project, planned for the Charlie Norwood VAMC! Anyone wishing to make donations to that may do so through the Community Foundations of the CSRA, PO Box 31358, Augusta, 30903.
Family love is the best medicine and our returning wounded deserve to have family near. The proposed Fisher House will provide that opportunity.

ralphinga 12/08/07 - 12:24 am
Congressman Norwood was a

Congressman Norwood was a combat veteran of Viet Nam and I do believe he would do everything possible to support the planned Fisher House project at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center. It is a big project for the Community Foundation for the CSRA to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars locally in order to gain matching funds from the Fisher family. The foundations goal is $1.8 million, and the Fisher Foundation will finish the rest of the $3.6 million price tag. This is not a project that can be funded by the VA's Congressional appropriation. Wow -- It would be fantastic to announce a major gift at the VAMC name changing ceremony that is to be held in January -- think about it!

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