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    Thought I'd forward this on to any of the Conan etc. related groups/boards in case
    anyone wants to contribute.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Rusty Burke"
    Sent: Friday, December 30, 2005 2:34 AM
    Subject: [TheREHcomicsgroup] Cross Plains Fire Relief Fund

    > You may have heard or seen on the news that Robert E. Howard's home
    > town, Cross Plains, Texas, was devastated by wildfires. There is
    > still some fire danger as I write. Over 7700 acres were burned, and
    > the latest count is that 116 homes were destroyed in and near the town
    > and about 36 damaged. In a town of just over 1000 people, that's a lot
    > of destruction! The Robert E. Howard House was undamaged (though
    > undoubtedly there will be some smoke residue to deal with), but it is
    > the needs of the people who were left homeless that we must concern
    > ourselves with. Most of the major online news sources have carried
    > the story. For local coverage, you can try
    > Abilene Reporter-News (requires registration):
    > A relief fund has been set up at the Texas Heritage Bank. Donations
    > can be sent to:
    > City of Cross Plains Fire Relief Fund
    > c/o Texas Heritage Bank
    > PO Box 699
    > Cross Plains, TX 76443
    > They can only accept cash and checks. Bill Cavalier, Official Editor
    > of the Robert E Howard United Press Association (REHupa) has set up a
    > PayPal account to accept donations but it won't be activated until
    > early next week, so those of you who want to donate via PayPal (which
    > also, of course, enables you to use a credit card) will have to wait
    > until then. We'll be posting information at the REHupa website,
    > If you'd like them to know that the contribution is coming from an REH
    > fan, you could just add a little note, or else you can send your
    > donation to Bill for inclusion with those of other REH fans.
    > You can also donate to the Red Cross: they do accept credit cards if
    > you call them at (325) 677-2622.
    > I hope that you will donate whatever you can, no matter how seemingly
    > insignificant, to the relief efforts. Every little bit helps. And
    > PLEASE -- spread this appeal to other REH fans! The needs are urgent
    > and immediate. And, unfortunately, the weather conditions have not
    > changed, so the danger of fire continues, at least through the weekend.
    > Rusty


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    It's the start of the bushfire season here too. Not good. All the best with the relief effort for all those affected by the Texas fires. Good luck guys!

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