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Relief fund swells to $35,000

Donations to the Barnesville-Lamar County Tornado Relief Fund have topped $35,000 with new gifts steadily arriving. Ed and Ginger Mitchell, who own Honeywood Farms in the Piedmont area, each made sizable donations to the fund. “This is an opportunity to give back to a community that has meant so much to us in its time of need,” Ed Mitchell said. Donations are being collected under the auspices of the Barnesville-Lamar County Community Foundation and are fully tax deductible. Donations can be made at any branch of United Bank or by mailing contributions to The Herald-Gazette, Box 220, Barnesville, Ga. 30204. Joe Edwards, who found the local foundation, noted donations have come in in amounts ranging from $25 to $10,000. Much more money has been pledged, he added. The fund will be overseen locally and monies used to help families left homeless in the wake of last week’s killer tornado, an interesting NOAA view of which you can see http://www.srh.noaa.gov/images/ffc/Barnesville_Tornado_srm.gif The green mass ahead of the twister is the debris field.

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