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LYKES AND FIRST FLORIDA ESTABLISH $150,000 TAMPA BAY HURRICANE RELIEF MATCHING FUND

 LYKES AND FIRST FLORIDA ESTABLISH $150,000
 TAMPA BAY HURRICANE RELIEF MATCHING FUND
 TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lykes Bros. Inc., First Florida Banks, Inc. and the Tampa Bay Suncoast Chapter of the American Red Cross today announced the creation of a $150,000 matching fund to encourage continued support for victims of Hurricane Andrew.
 "It is vital that the relief effort not lose momentum," said Lykes Chairman Tom Rankin in announcing the fund. "Many in our community have given generously. Our fund is designed to encourage continued giving."
 Lykes and First Florida have pledged to match dollar-for-dollar all contributions to the fund, up to a total of $150,000.
 To qualify for matching money, contributions should be made to the Lykes/First Florida Red Cross Fund, c/o First Florida Banks, P.O. Box 26107, Tampa, FL 33623-6107. Contributions also may be made at any First Florida Bank.
 "Giving to the Red Cross through this fund enables donors to double their money, so to speak. The result should be a $300,000 gift from Tampa Bay to the people of Dade County," Rankin said.
 Both Lykes Bros. and First Florida Banks made earlier contributions to the hurricane relief effort. Lykes donated hot dogs and fruit juice to serve 100,000 victims within the first days after the storm, and provided Lykes trucks to other businesses and community groups to haul relief supplies. First Florida set up a $50,000 fund to help its employees in Dade County rebuild and has been shipping food, water, and other necessities regularly.
 Both companies and the Red Cross stress the need for contributions to continue.
 "When other volunteers are forced to return to their own families and their jobs, the Red Cross will still be on the scene helping storm victims assess damages and move back into their homes. We will supply whatever is most needed on a case-by-case basis," said Dan Samborn of the Tampa Bay Suncoast Chapter of the American Red Cross.
 "This matching fund is important, because the flow of contributions is already beginning to slow," Samborn added.
 "Just because some of the immediate needs are being met, we cannot let our support for the hurricane victims wane. Recovery is going to be a long and difficult task," Rankin said.
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 /CONTACT: Susan Mueller of Lykes Bros., 813-273-5446; Jerri Franz of First Florida Banks, 813-224-1972; or Dan Samborn of Tampa Bay Suncoast Chapter of the American Red Cross, 813-251-0921/ CO: Lykes Bros. Inc.; First Florida Banks, Inc.; Tampa Bay Suncoast
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