October 17, 2001 03:12 PM

Hours after a Red Cross center in Kabul was accidentally destroyed during U.S. air strikes on Tuesday, President Bush urged American children to send in $1 a piece to help feed the children of Afghanistan — through the Red Cross, reports Reuters. “One way to fight evil is to fight it with kindness, and love and compassion, and what an amazing contrast it is for our children to help children in need in Afghanistan,” said the president during a visit to the American Red Cross. Bush’s effort, first announced on Thursday night, to raise money for food, clothing, medicine and shelter for Afghan children displaced by the air strikes has already prompted 90,000 letters to the White House. But the public relations effort was dealt a setback when a U.S. bomb reportedly struck a warehouse belonging to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Afghan capital. One staff member was slightly wounded by flying glass. White House spokesman Ari Fleischer said the Defense Department was reviewing the incident. He said it was unclear whether U.S. weaponry was at fault, saying it was possible the warehouse was hit by anti-aircraft fire from Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers.

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