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Romney donates to American Red Cross

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accepts a food donation from a supporter on October 30, 2012 in Kettering, Ohio. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

An aide to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tells CBS News that Romney personally donated to the American Red Cross on Monday to assist disaster relief efforts in the wake of Sandy.

Romney, who replaced campaign events on Monday and Tuesday with "storm relief events" and has urged his supporters to donate to the American Red Cross as well, mailed a check on Monday. A Romney spokesman declined to specify the amount donated.

In a statement, the American Red Cross thanked Romney for his support and praised both campaigns for urging people to donate: "The American Red Cross appreciates the support from the Romney campaign and is working with the campaign to process this donation of supplies. We are grateful that both the Obama and Romney campaigns have also encouraged the public to send financial donations to the Red Cross. We encourage individuals who want to help to consider making a financial donation or making an appointment to give blood."

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