Catholic Charities to distribute $3.5 million

News Herald reports that Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida has been selected by the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors to administer a $3.5 million fund that will assist local residents who were financially, emotionally or physically injured by the spill. The fund was created by an anonymous donation to the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.

The $3.5 million will go to programs that serve Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Gulf and Franklin counties, officials wrote in a news release.

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