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NATO sends letter to theater owners encouraging donations to Aurora, Colorado relief fund

NATO president John Fithian sent a letter to exhibitors today encouraging donations to the Community First Foundation to aid victims of the shootings in Aurora, Colorado and their families.

As we watch the aftermath unfold and try to make sense of this terrible crime, you should be encouraged by the leadership and dedication of the community of Aurora as they comfort and assist their families and neighbors. The courage of the victims, their families and loved ones, the theater employees involved, the responders and hospital staff members has steeled the resolve of the community and its leaders to recover from this tragedy and to emerge even stronger than before.

Our industry, as it has countless times before, stands ready to help those in need. Many of you have expressed your concern and asked our guidance on how best to respond to help the victims and their families. We have been working within the industry and with the community leaders in order to give you some direction.

If you would like to generously donate, please write a check to: Community First Foundation

*Dedicate your contribution to assist the victims in Aurora:

Mail to:

Community First Foundation,

6870 W 52nd Avenue, Suite 103

Arvada, CO 80002

If you would like to make an online donation, please go to:

www.GivingFirst.org  .You can donate with all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express) or information from a bank account (personal checking).

If the amount you wish to give is $100,000 or more and you would like to do a wire transfer, you can contact Community First Foundation at 720-898-5900.