MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Eight Alabama state senators gave one-thousand dollars each to the Hurricane Katrina recovery effort Thursday. They challenged other legislators in Alabama and across the
country to dig into their own pockets to help victims of the storm.
Senator Gerald Dial of Lineville says the eight Democratic senators want the 35 members of the Senate to donate $1,000 each to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund -- an effort to raise funds for the Katrina recovery being led by former presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush. House members are being asked to donate 250 dollars each. Dial says If every state legislator in the country made a similar donation, it would raise almost 3.4 million dollars for hurricane relief. The other senators making donations on Thursday were: Jeff Enfinger of Huntsville, Jim Preuitt of Talladega, Jimmy Holley of Elba, Tom Butler of Huntsville, Larry Means of Attalla, Bobby Singleton of Greensboro, Zeb Little and Gerald Dial.