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OK Governor Accepts $20,000 Donation for Disaster Relief Effort

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Governor Mary Fallin accepts a $20,000 check to aid in the recent tornado recovery effort from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan.

The check was presented Thursday to Governor Fallin by Director General Joseph Chen and Political Director Edward Chen of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston.

"The donation from Taiwan shows the generous spirit of our friends from overseas," Fallin said. "It is great to see another country stepping up in our time of need to lend a helping hand."

Joseph Chen said the country of Taiwan was happy to present the check to Oklahoma.

"This is part of a humanitarian effort by the people and government of Taiwan to show Oklahomans that we are thinking about them and they are in our thoughts and prayers," Chen said.

The recent tornadoes destroyed 588 homes and damaged more than 1,000. The storms caused an estimated $10 million in damages.

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