Grants Pick Up Earthquake Pieces

California Community Foundation has awarded grants to the following organizations that suffered earthquake damage: Library Foundation of Los Angeles--$59,000 to replenish bilingual reading materials; Venice Family Clinic--$20,000 to support lab costs and X-ray fees; Hollygrove, a North Hills home for orphaned children--$10,000 for earthquake repairs; Senior Health and Peer Counseling, Santa Monica--$22,000 for replacement of furniture; Wellness Community, Santa Monica--$26,000 for moving costs, increased rent and improvements needed to relocate the agency's programs that were destroyed; Humane Animal Rescue Team, San Fernando Valley--$7,500 to help cover three months of boarding expenses, pound rescues, vet bills, transportation and telephone costs. In all, $391,269 was granted to these and other organizations.

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American Red Cross will receive $10,000 for its Earthquake Relief Fund. The money was raised at Roxbury's 4th annual Oscar Party, hosted by Sunset Entertainment and Movieline Magazine.

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Crippled Children's Society of Southern California received a $7,500 grant from the Rotary Club of Los Angeles. The money will pay for improvements at the society's children's camp.

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The Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA and the Kenneth Norris Jr. Cancer Center at USC received $400,000 each in research awards from Stop Cancer, hosts of the March 9 gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Stop Cancer holds fund-raising events throughout the year for the two centers.

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Calvary School's "Voyage to Excellence" netted $90,000 for computers, software, library books and photography equipment. The March 26 event, co-hosted by Vicki Apatoff and Carlyn Peterson, was held at Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel.

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Torrance Memorial Medical Center has announced the completion of a five-year pledge of $1 million to the center's Health Care Foundation. The check for $185,000 exceeding the pledge by $50,000, with money raised at fund-raising activities and proceeds from its gift shop.

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