Telethon To Benefit TsunamiVictims
EUGENE, Ore. - (01/05/05) -- Oregon Community CU has teamed upwith the American Red Cross and local broadcasters for an all-daytelethon on Thursday to raise funds for victim's of the massivetragedy unfolding in southeast Asian countries hit by last week'stsunami. OCCU employees will staff a phone bank at credit unionheadquarters to accept financial contributions from the community.The credit union will be accepting contributions by phone, onlineor by check and at its eight area branches. All funds will becontributed to the American Red Cross International Response Fundwhich is taking a leading role in relief efforts. At least 150,000people have died and hundreds of thousands more left homeless bythe mammoth tidal waves.