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Local credit union raises funds for victims of deadly landslide


Nancy Aguirre at the Sunnyside branch of LVCU helped raise money for landslide victims by asking members to make donations.

Lower Valley Credit Union has pitched in to help the victims of the mudslide in Oso by raising $1,000 for relief efforts.

“We had leaves available for members and staff to purchase, kind of like the Make-a-Wish stars,” said LVCU Marketing and Communications Specialist Carmen Erwin. “They were hung up around the teller lines in each of our branches.”

The effort raised about $700 in just a week. LVCU donated another $300 to round up the donation to an even $1,000.

The funds were sent this past Monday to the Northwest Credit Union Foundation Mudslide Victim’s Fund, where they will be used for housing, supplies and other immediate needs.

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