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NFL Standout Isaac Bruce Makes Donation
To Assist With Hurricane Relief Efforts

SAN FRANCISCO In the wake of Hurricane Ike, San Francisco 49ers' wide receiver Isaac Bruce and the Isaac Bruce Foundation are making a $5,000 donation to the Salvation Army to assist with disaster relief efforts.

The Salvation Army began staging its overall disaster response effort in San Antonio and Tyler earlier this week. In total, the Salvation Army has a fleet of more than 60 canteens on active duty for this storm. Three 48-foot, mobile kitchens are being deployed to the most affected areas. The Salvation Army also is using new satellite communications equipment that creates local phone and Internet networks for its incident command teams. Throughout Texas, the Army is supporting the evacuation and shelter effort in at least 12 locations.

The Salvation Army has also deployed five mobile disaster response units as part of three Texas National Guard "Strike Teams" that are responding to storm-affected areas in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The Salvation Army will provide hot meals, hydration and emotional and spiritual care to military personnel, emergency responders and others affected by the storm. The three strike teams staged operations in Galveston, Lufkin and Beaumont, Tex., and will be planning for the long-term response during the next several days.

The Salvation Army's disaster response activities are supported entirely through the generosity of individual and organizational donations. In the early stages of a disaster such as this, the Salvation Army acts first on faith to meet the immediate needs of those affected by the storms and responses in hopes that donations will follow to fund a sustained disaster response and recovery operation. Donations can be made at www.salvationarmyusa.org and by phone at 1-800-SAL-ARMY.

The Isaac Bruce Foundation focuses on health, wellness, nutrition, fitness and education. Through his foundation, Isaac reaches out to youth and teaches them at an early age the importance of a healthy lifestyle. For more information on the Isaac Bruce Foundation, visit www.isaacbruce.org or call 314-369-4074.

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For more information, contact: Tiffani Wilson Burris, Isaac Bruce Foundation, 314-369-4074