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Fund for fishermen hands out money for Christmas

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Posted: Dec 24, 2010 8:34 AM by Chris Nakamoto
Source: AP

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Topics: Christmas, Checks, Gulf Spill, BP, New Orleans, WBRZ

NEW ORLEANS- State officials say a fund set up for fishermen struggling since the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is handing out $500 checks to 250 fishermen for Christmas.

The friends of the fishermen fund was set up in July and has raised more than $127,000 through corporate and individual donors.

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