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Gordon Lends a Helping Hand to Katrina Victims

NEW YORK, N.Y. (Sept. 28, 2005) – On Tuesday, Jeff Gordon stopped by “Humanity Plaza” in New York City to lend support to families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.

NBC News “Today,” Habitat for Humanity International and Warner Music Group joined forces in this effort to help build homes for those affected by Katrina, and they have transformed Rockefeller Plaza into a “round the clock” construction site through Friday night.

“I heard about this great effort, and I wanted to be a part of it,” Gordon said. “I’m fortunate to have the time to come out here and help, and I’m amazed at the number of people who have volunteered their time.

“We do a lot with charities through the Jeff Gordon Foundation, but this is a great opportunity to be hands on and make a difference. So many people have been affected by Katrina. When something like that happens, we all have to chip in, try to make a difference and rebuild.”

Gordon’s primary sponsor, DuPont, has already donated $1 million along with products and services to the relief effort. In addition to the $1 million donation it made right after Hurricane Katrina, DuPont will make an additional donation—up to $1 million—equal to the funds contributed to the DuPont Hurricane Katrina Fund.

Please visit www.DuPont.com for more information.


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