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The Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York and the Nippon Club have set up a special fund to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina and help with the recovery effort.

A chamber official said Friday that the creation of the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund followed a decision by the JCC Fund’s board of trustees on Thursday to allocate $100,000 in emergency relief aid for victims of the hurricane that devastated New Orleans and surrounding regions.

The chamber and the Nippon Club are welcoming contributions to the special fund through the end of October to support children orphaned in the hurricane, the official said.

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