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Children's Trust Fund Set Up

(Undated-AP) - A fund that raised about a million dollars to help the children of the "Challenger" disaster will launch an effort to do the same for the children of "Columbia's" astronauts.

With the Challenger children grown up, chairman Delbert Smith says he resisted pressure to dismantle the fund, hoping tragedy wouldn't strike again but knowing that it could.

The Space Shuttle Children's Trust Fund was established with the support of NASA to provide for the health, education and related support of the young Challenger survivors. Most of the money it distributed came from individuals' donations.

A post office box will be established tomorrow to receive donations through Bank of America for the 12 children of the Columbia crew.

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