THORNDALE, Pa. (2/5/09)--Citadel FCU has increased its contribution to an arson relief fund by $20,000 to assist victims of a rash of fires in Coatesville, Pa. The Thorndale, Pa.-based Citadel opened the Coatesville Family Fund after street fires on Jan. 24 destroyed 15 rowhouse homes. So far this year, 15 separate fires have been started in the area by arsonists. "Many members of our credit union have been affected by both the physical destruction of these meaningless fires as well as the continuing fear that they have caused," said Jeff March, Citadel president/CEO, who noted donations came from all around southeastern Pennsylvania. Citadel, which has more than $1 billion in assets, has created a webpage dedicated to the Coatesville Reward Fund. For more information, use the link.