Coastal Community Credit Union helps with disaster relief

Island residents wanting to help with disaster relief efforts in Japan can do so at the Coastal Community Credit Union.

Island residents wanting to help with disaster relief efforts in Japan can do so at the Coastal Community Credit Union.

Spokesperson Olivia Mongard said the credit union is currently accepting donations on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross.

“Islanders have been eager to offer their support to those affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunami,” she said. “Members, clients and the community at large interested in helping the Red Cross are invited to make their donation in cash or as a cheque at any Coastal Community branch across Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.”

Make cheques payable to ‘Coastal Community – Japan Earthquake.’

Tax receipts for donations of $10 or more will be issued directly by The Canadian Red Cross.

As of Wednesday, she said, $5,365 had been donated across Vancouver  Island.

“We are also working on some internal initiatives, including a ribbon campaign and an internal employee challenge,” she said.