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Yarmuth Donates Congressional Salary to Local Charities

For the fifth straight year, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., has donated his congressional salary to over two dozen Louisville non-profit organizations.Yarmuth made the pledge to give away his annual salary when he first ran for Congress in 2006, and has contributed more than $600,000 since taking office."With our economy in recovery, a lot of really wonderful organizations are being forced to cut already lean budgets. I am very fortunate to be in a position to offer this small assist as these groups work so diligently and effectively to enrich the Louisville community," he says.The following groups received this year's salary: Anne Braden Institute — University of Louisville Bridgehaven CASA Center for Women and Families Crane House Elderserve Family and Children’s Place – Child Advocacy Center Family Scholar House Harbor House Home of the Innocents Jewish Community of Louisville Kentucky Center Governor’s School for the Arts Kentucky School of Art KET Commonwealth Fund The Library Foundation Louisville Fund for the Arts Louisville Urban League Louisville Zoo Maryhurst Muhammad Ali Center Louisville NAACP Simmons University United Way Volunteers of America Youth Build Louisville