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Rogue Credit Union wildfire relief fund raises more than $1 million

(Photo courtesy of Sean Roberts)

Rogue Credit Union announced on Wednesday that it has raised more than $1 million in donations for wildfire relief in southern Oregon.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 11:24 AM
Updated: Sep 23, 2020 11:25 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — A wildfire relief fund set up by Rogue Credit Union has already raised more than $1 million, the credit union announced on Wednesday — donated in the space of just two weeks.

“We are so proud to be part of such an incredible effort,” said President/CEO Gene Pelham. “Rebuilding what the fires destroyed will be a long road, but with outpouring of support from donors, we will be able to help our community rise from this, stronger than ever.”


(Photo courtesy of Grant Wooley)

RCU said that donations both large and small have come from a variety of people, businesses, foundations, and other credit unions. As promised, Rogue Credit Union has also matched the first $100,000 in donations.

"This relief effort is touching hearts everywhere, with donations coming from as far away as Europe," the credit union said in a statement.

The funds will go toward grants to local non-profits that are working to meet the needs of affected families and communities. Those organizations can apply for wildfire relief grants at roguecu.org/firerelief.

To donate to the Rogue Credit Union fund, or to find other funds and wildfires recovery resources, visit our article here.

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