Lilly Endowment gives $10 million

The Indianapolis-based Lilly Endowment, Inc. has provided a $10 million gift to The Salvation Army to assist with on-going relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina––the largest single gift to the Army specified for Katrina relief. One hundred percent of every dollar contributed to The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Relief Fund is sent directly to the disaster location.

“Lilly Endowment is pleased to make this grant to The Salvation Army, which time and time again has effectively delivered aid in times of great need,” said N. Clay Robbins, Endowment president. “Our prayers go with them.”

“We are so grateful to the Lilly Endowment for their generous donation at such a critical time of response for the victims of this disaster,” said Salvation Army National Commander W. Todd Bassett. “At times like these, financial donations are always a vital need, and can be put to use much more directly and effectively.”

Lilly Endowment is a private foundation founded in 1937 that focuses its giving on community development, education and religion. Since 1949 it has provided more than $50 million in grants to The Salvation Army.

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