Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust contributes $125,000 to disaster relief efforts in New York City and Washington, DC

October 18, 2001

(Phoenix)–The Nina Mason

Pulliam Charitable Trust has contributed $100,000 to the "matching-dollar

campaign" of the McCormick Foundation Disaster Relief Fund,

a program of the Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation, to support

efforts in New York City and Washington, DC and $25,000 to animal-care

agencies in New York City.

"Throughout her

life, Nina Mason Pulliam had an empathy for and was particularly

sensitive to helping people in need. In addition, Nina had a lifelong

compassion and love for animals," said Frank E. Russell, Trust

Chairman. "Nina Pulliam would have been one of the first to

assist those who have been directly impacted by the tragedies of

Sept. 11."

The Nina Mason Pulliam

Charitable Trust contributed $50,000 each to the McCormick Fund

partners, FOX-TV 59 in Indianapolis and to The Arizona Republic

in Phoenix.

To date, the McCormick

Foundation partners in 40 cities have raised $14.2 million dollars.

The McCormick Foundation provided $2.5 million in matching funds

for a total of $16.7 million that is being distributed to agencies

providing disaster relief services in New York City and Washington,

DC, according to Gene D’Adamo, community affairs director for The

Arizona Republic.

Thus far, agencies receiving

funding in New York include: New York Police and Fire Widows and

Children’s Benefit Fund; NYC Police Foundation; Community Services

Society of NYC; John Jay College Foundation; Catholic Charities;

Children’s Aid Society; Family Services League of Long Island; Safe

Horizons; Salvation Army of New York; and the American Red Cross

have received funding. In Washington, DC, agencies include: the

American Red Cross; Family & Child Services; USO and Lutheran

Social Services.

In addition, the Nina

Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust contributed $15,000 to the Center

for Animal Care and Control in New York City and $10,000 to the

Humane Society of New York City. Both agencies provided rescue assistance

and veterinary care and are housing and placing dogs, cats and other

companion animals that have been displaced or have lost their human

family members.

The Nina Mason Pulliam

Charitable Trust seeks to help people in need, especially women,

children and families; to protect animals and nature; and to enrich

community life in the metropolitan areas of Indianapolis and Phoenix.

The Trust has offices in Indianapolis and Phoenix.