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Norfolk Southern donating more funds

Tuesday - 12/10/2013, 3:55am  ET

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- Railroad operator Norfolk Southern says money from a painting sold at auction last month will benefit three more charitable causes.

The company sold its untitled 1959 Mark Rothko painting from its extensive collection for about $3.7 million through a New York auction.

Norfolk Southern already had said it would donate $1.5 million to help fund steam locomotive restoration project.

Officials say it also is making a $500,000 donation to ACCESS College Foundation in Norfolk to expand programming and provide scholarships from students in Hampton Roads.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia in Roanoke will receive $252,000 to purchase a new roof for the food bank.

The Harrison Museum of African American Culture in Roanoke also will receive $25,000 that will enable the museum to purchase exhibits and displays.

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