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August 20, 2007

Valdosta - Donations for the Valdosta community will help veterans.

Proceeds from the Baytree 8-K on the Forth of July were given to the Lowndes Veterans Council Monday.

In all, the race helped raise over four thousand dollars for the council, which says the money will be given directly back to help care for sick veterans, R-O-T-C programs in the area, and getting homeless veterans off the streets.  "We have a number of veterans who are out on the streets and we are trying to help those that need meals and clothing. They contact the post and we do all we can to help those veterans," says Whit Chappell, President of the Lowndes Veterans Association.

The money raised from the raise more than tripled since the race first began last year.

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