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Colorado CU foundation helps wildfire relief
BOULDER, Colo. (9/10/10)--Elevations Foundation, which is the official charitable arm of Elevations CU in Boulder, Colo., announced Wednesday that it is accepting donations for the Fourmile Canyon fire relief efforts. The foundation is partnering with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management on the initiative. A wildfire burning in the steep mountainsides and canyons near Boulder has become the most destructive fire in the state’s history (Associated Press Sept. 8). As of press time, about 169 homes have been destroyed by the 6,200 acre fire, and 3,500 people have been evacuated. Four people remain missing. No deaths or injuries have been reported yet and the cause of the fire remains unknown, AP said. “We have a least one employee who has been evacuated,” Ed Beckman, Elevations assistant vice president of marketing, told News Now. “We also have had several members who have come into our branches and say that they have nothing left of their homes. We’re working with these individuals. “Contributions are starting to come in--a few hundred dollars so far,” he added. “We expect more because there’s been a lot of interest.” Donations can be made at any of the nine Elevations CU branch locations or by mail. Members of Elevations can also make donations over the phone by calling 303-443-4672, 970-667-8585, or 1-800-429-7626. Credit union membership is not required to support this cause. Donations will be accepted through Sept. 30. “All money donated will go directly to those aiding in the fire relief effort and to the families who have lost their homes or been displaced,” said Gerry Agnes, Elevations president/CEO. “In addition, Elevations Foundation will match all donations dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000.” The primary objective of the Elevations Foundation is to collect and distribute funds that support charitable causes and education within the communities Elevations serves. Elevations has more than $950 million in assets.
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