Article 1985-09-01 East Rutherford, NJ

Springsteen Gives Funds to 2 Groups

The rock singer Bruce Springsteen gave $15,000 to each of two public-interest groups Saturday night during the intermission of his concert at Giants Stadium at the New Jersey Meadowlands.

One of the groups, New Jersey Citizen Action, is a coalition of 80 local organizations, said a spokesman, Jean Otersen.

It helps groups lobby on such issues as health care, taxes and toxic waste, she said.

The other organization, the New York Community Action Network, is involved in the cleanup of toxic-waste sites on Long Island and in western New York, said Alan Charney, a co-director.

Both said the money would go toward operating expenses.

According to Mr. Charney, Mr. Springsteen said he was making the gifts because the groups were involved with issues he sang about.

Mr. Springsteen has made similar donations in other cities where he has appeared during his current tour.

Via The New York Times.
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