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Part of Twin Towers fund to be distributed soon

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Half of the $85 million Twin Towers fund will be distributed within "the next week to 10 days," according to New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani.

The money will go to families of specified government personnel killed in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. By the mayor's estimates, each of those families will receive approximately $100,000.

The government personnel victims specified by the fund are uniformed service officers of the New York City Fire Department and its Emergency Medical Service Command, the New York City Police Department, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York State Office of Court Administration.

"The Twin Towers fund is now about $85 million. We are going to distribute immediately half of it," said Giuliani. "Hopefully before Thanksgiving."

He said he needs more time to figure out what to do with the rest of the money in the fund.

"We've got to figure out how to give it out right," the mayor said.

Giuliani suggested the possibility of a "base minimum amount that virtually everyone will get," and then additional money would be distributed according to special needs and number of children per family.



 
 
 
 



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