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The fund established for Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight has raised more than $480,000.

The Cleveland Courage Fund was created last week after three missing Cleveland women were found inside a house on Seymour Avenue, where they had been held captive for about a decade.

The Cleveland Foundations said there have been 5,100 donations, which have come from all 50 states and even some foreign counties. Key Bank also donated $10,000 and is provided free financial counsel to the victims.

“We’re confident the Cleveland Courage Funds are a legitimate, effective and appropriate vehicle for accepting these donations,” attorney Jim Wooley said. Wooley is an attorney for Jones Day, which is the law firm representing the women pro bono.

The Centers for Families and children will accept the money from the Cleveland Foundation “as a fiscal intermediary” and give 100 percent of the donations to the three women and Amanda Berry’s 6-year-old daughter. According to the Cleveland Foundation, 100 percent of the donations at Key Bank will go to victims’ trust funds.

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