Wednesday, March 12, 1997
Kids' fund passes $100,000

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Neediest Kids of All Flood Relief Fund
A Flood Relief Fund established by Neediest Kids of All has passed $100,000 in donations.

The fund will help local schoolchildren who have lost clothing, eyeglasses, hearing aids or other special items in the flood.

Donations totaling $25,735 were received Friday and Monday. Those donations have been matched by Neediest Kids.

The fund started with a $20,000 donation from the Gannett Foundation and The Enquirer, and $5,000 from Jacor Communications Inc., which owns and operates several Tristate radio and television stations. Those donations were also matched.

The total through Monday stands at $101,470.

The fund is accessible to all local schools whose students live in flood-damaged areas. Teachers will be asked to report needs among children in their classrooms.

Participating schools have been allowed to use existing Neediest Kids money to begin addressing children's needs. That money will be replaced by flood donations.

Neediest Kids of All, now in its 46th year, is co-sponsored by The Enquirer and these Jacor television and radio stations: WKRC-TV (Channel 12); WWNK (94.1 FM); WEBN (102.7 FM); WOFX (92.5 FM); WCKY (550 AM); and WLW (700 AM).