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Persian Gulf country allots Katrina grants

May 3, 2006

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— Qatar has decided how it will dole out $60 million of its $100 million gift for victims of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

Donations include:

¢ $22 million for Habitat for Humanity to build 293 homes in the three states. Of the Habitat homes, 153 are to be built in Louisiana, 107 in Mississippi and 33 in Alabama.

¢ $12.5 million to expand the facilities of Xavier University's college of pharmacy.

¢ $10 million for scholarships at Tulane University for students who are Katrina victims.

¢ $5 million for scholarships for Katrina victims at Xavier University.

¢ $3.3 million for a student relief fund at Louisiana State University.

¢ $5 million to establish a Qatar Cares fund at Children's hospital in New Orleans.

¢ $351,651 for repair and renovation of clinics at the hospital.

¢ $3 million for the March of Dimes to purchase and equip vans.

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