- Associated Press - Friday, August 21, 2015

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) - A credit union and the Red Cross are teaming up to raise funds to help victims of wildfires in Washington and Oregon.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation has seeded an emergency fund and is calling for donations to support victims of the wildfire burning around Chelan, Washington and the fire that has burned near John Day, Oregon.

Donors have the option of directing their funds to specific areas. The credit union also has established a general fund that will be help all wildfires victims in both states.

Foundation president Denise Gabel says by pulling together, everyone can make a difference for those who are suffering in these communities.

Information on donating can be found at the Northwest Credit Union Foundation’s website.

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