A special fund has been set up for dairy producers and other interested parties to donate money to the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and plane hijackings in Pennsylvania, New York City and Washington, D.C.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to get family dairy farmers involved in making contributions to the thousands of victims’ families in this time of need,” said Gene Paul, president of Dairy Relief. “Dairy Relief, which is the dairy industry’s ongoing charitable effort to improve the lives of those less fortunate, will be used as a vehicle to collect monetary contributions, which, in turn, will be donated to the American Red Cross.”

Tax-deductible contributions should be mailed to the “Dairy Relief 911 Fund,” care of the National Milk Producers Federation, 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400, Arlington, Va. 22201.

Contributions also can be made to the “Dairy Relief 911 Fund” at the World Dairy Expo Dairy Relief display in Madison, Wis., from Oct. 3-5, or at the National Milk Producers Federation annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., from Nov. 5-9.