CUs Support Tsunami Relief Efforts

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* Point West CU, Portland, Ore. contributed $3,619 to Mercy Corp and Northwest Medical Teams for Tsunami relief.

* MECU of Baltimore placed collection boxes in its branches to go to the American Red Cross and the National Credit Union Disaster Relief Fund.

* Landmark CU, New Berlin, Wis., dressed down in Green Bay Packers apparel and raised $5,294 for the Red Cross Tsunami Relief Fund.

* Northwest Corporate FCU, Portland, Ore., donated funds to the National Credit Union Disaster Relief Fund and Northwest Medical Teams International, Inc.

* Point West CU, Portland, Ore.,contributed $1,809.50 to Mercy Corp and also to Northwest Medical Teams.

* Catholic Federal Credit Union, Saginaw, Mich., donated $10,000 to Catholic Relief Services for the Tsunami emergency.

* Premier America CU, Chatsworth, Calif., donated $14,430 to the American Red Cross.

* Smart Financial CU, Houston, Texas, donated $5,220 to the American Red Cross, UNICEF and Direct Relief International Assistance Fund.

* ECU, Kingsport, Tenn., provided a coin-counting machine and $500 to help Woodland Elementary students collect $6,700 for Tsunami relief efforts.

* Service CU donated more than $54,000 to AmeriCares.

* Employees of the Fiserv EFT unit of Fiserv, Inc., Brookfield, Wis., raised more than $16,000 for Mercy Corps and the American Red Cross.

* South Carolina FCU, North Charleston, is matching donations to Water Missions International up to $10,000 to help provide clean drinking water to aid in emergency relief efforts.

* Postal Credit Union, Woodbury, Minn., donated $4,458.50 to the International Red Cross.

* Pan Am Horizons FCU, Miami, Fla., donated $2,807.80 to the American Red Cross.

* Neighborhood Credit Union, Dallas, Texas, contributed $10,000 to the American Red Cross.

* Michigan State University FCU, East Lansing, Mich., contributed $8,121 to the American Red Cross.

* Spectrum FCU, San Francisco, Calif., donated $2,000 to the tsunami victims.

* Creditor Resources, Inc., Atlanta, helped raise $623,146 for the American Red Cross and Habit for Humanity International.

* 1st Advantage FCU, Newport News, Va., raised $80,000 in donations for the American Red Cross.

* Redstone FCU, Huntsville, Ala., presented a $21,373.38 check to the American Red Cross.

* The Oakland University Branch of the Michigan State University FCU, Auburn Hills, Mich., donated $2,274.61 to the American Red Cross.

* Wright-Patt Credit Union, Fairborn, Ohio, and WHIO-TV7 held a donation drive and raised $84,153.45 for the American Red Cross Dayton Chapter.

* Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia, contributed more than $1,600 to the Catholic Relief Services Tsunami Relief Effort.

* First Credit Union, Chandler, Ariz., raised $12,000 for the United States Fund for UNICEF.

* The New York Credit Union Foundation collected $63,906 donated by 53 New York credit unions and the New York Credit Union League's Metropolitan district to the World Council of Credit Union's Worldwide Foundation.

* The California Credit Union League, California Center Credit Union, The CO-OP Network, Financial Service Centers Cooperative, and WesCorp donated more than $26,300 to the World Council of Credit Union's Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, the American Red Cross, AmeriCares, Catholic Relief society, Mercy Corps, Network for Good, Oxfam America, and the Salvation Army.

* MidWest Financial Credit Union UMHS Financial raised $3,500 for the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to benefit the American Red Cross and the World Council of Credit Unions.

* In Rhode Island, employees of the Westerly Community Credit Union raised $1,000 for the victims of the tsunami through a dress down day and yard sale.

In order to solicit donations Space City Credit Union ran an article on its web page, sent email through its home banking program, faxed letters to SEGs, and distributed a memo to employees and board members. "There are many organizations requesting help and we felt the American Red Cross was one of the more recognizable charities and could put the funds to use in the affected areas immediately.

Where To Send Funds

Credit unions stil interested in making a donation to efforts to assist victims of the tsunami can do so by contacting The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, Inc. 5710 Mineral Point Rd., PO Box 2982, Madison WI 53701-2982.

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