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Fallin Accepts $20,000 for Disaster Relief (Jun 17, 2011)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Gov. Mary Fallin has accepted a $20,000 check from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan to help with the state's tornado recovery effort.

The check was delivered Thursday by Director General Joseph Chen and Political Director Edward Chen from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston.

Fallin says the donation reflects the generous spirit of Oklahoma's friends from overseas.Joseph Chen says the check is part of a humanitarian effort by the people and government of Taiwan to show Oklahomans that they are thinking about them following last month's severe weather.

Thirteen people died in tornadoes in April and May in Oklahoma. The storms destroyed at least 588 homes and damaged more than 1,000 others. Damage has been estimated at $10 million.



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