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EUGENE, Ore. - (01/10/05) -- Oregon Community CU said it raisedmore than $70,000 for tsunami relief during a 14-hour telethon lastThursday with the American Red Cross and the local broadcastingnetwork. The telethon was conducted by credit union employees outof the credit union's headquarters. The Washington CU Foundationdonated $10,00o to relief efforts, and a separate $500 emergencygrant to a Malaysian employee at the Credit Union Northwest, inSeattle, to she could fly home to Indonesia to search for missingfamily members. The Ohio CU foundation also donated $10,000 inrelief aid last week. Redstone FCU, in Huntsville, Ala., likeseveral other credit unions, has opened its doors to non-members tohelp it raise disaster relief funds. And Truliant FCU,Winston-Salem, N.C., held the first of a series ifpicnic-fundraisers Saturday to collect donations for Tsunamivictims.

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