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Cyrus Charity Announces Gifts

December 20, 2001 GMT

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) _ The Billy Ray Cyrus Charities Foundation announced gifts totaling $10,650 this year.

Each December, the charity founded by Cyrus, a Flatwoods native, makes donations to individuals and organizations that help underprivileged children. The announcement was made Tuesday.

Cyrus said $3,900 would go to local projects. With money going to programs in Nashville, Tenn., and California this year, Cyrus said the foundation is now helping children ``all over the United States.″

The 40-year-old singer-actor’s hits include ``Achy Breaky Heart.″


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