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Actor Freeman heads hurricane-relief efforts


Published: Wed, September 7, 2005 @ 12:00 a.m.


NEW YORK (AP) -- Academy Award winners Tom Hanks, Hilary Swank and Michael Douglas will be among those contributing recipes to "Morgan Freeman and Friends: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause," publisher Rodale, Inc., announced Tuesday.
Proceeds for the book, scheduled to be published in 2006, will go to the Grenada Relief Fund, a charity Freeman helped set up after Hurricanes Ivan and Emily ravaged the small Caribbean island last year.
Freeman, himself an Academy Award winner for his supporting role in "Million Dollar Baby," recently helped organize an online auction to raise funds for disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The auction, which also includes corporate-donated items, opened Friday on the Charity Folks Web site, an online auction spot, and will run until Sept. 16.


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