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United Way coordinates aid to three Mississippi counties

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The United Way of St. Croix County has "adopted" Gulfport, Miss. in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

According to John Coughlin, executive director of the United Way of St. Croix County, the local non-profit organization decided to focus its relief efforts on one specific disaster area to maximize the impact.


"We'll be able to see where our money and supplies are going," he said.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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