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Friday 7 January 2005

Dollar General Pledges USD $300,000 to Aid Tsunami Victims

US-based grocery retailer Dollar General today announced a USD $300,000 pledge to help tsunami victims in South Asia recover from one of the biggest natural disasters in modern history, according to Socialfunds.com.

Dollar General pledged the funds to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF (the United Nations Children's Fund), which is appealing for aid on behalf of the tsunami's youngest victims. UNICEF estimates that 1.5 million children have been affected in South Asia, many of which have been orphaned or separated from their families and are in critical need of basic care and support.

"This disaster's toll on human life has touched and moved many people in our company," said David Perdue, Dollar General CEO. "As global citizens, we feel compelled to help these children."

The company is also encouraging its employees and others to make donations to the relief effort. A special link from Dollar General's website has been created for this purpose.
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