Wednesday, January 05, 2005

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Responding to a Force of Nature ( "Responding to a Force of Nature
News of Tsunami Prompts Outpouring From an Array of Donors
By Jacqueline L. Salmon
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, January 5, 2005; Page B01
Blake Barker, a Loudoun County barbecue entrepreneur, saw televised scenes of the devastation caused by the South Asian tsunami and decided to donate his revenue for the next two months to the American Red Cross.
For a fledgling company, it will be a stretch, said Barker, 53, who owns the two-year-old Texacan Beef & Pork Co. in Ashburn. But 'there are times in your life that you feel that you need to stick your neck out and give back for what you've already received,' he said, 'and this is the time for us to do "


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