County raises $13,000 for tsunami relief
EAGLE COUNTY – Local governments, businesses and individuals have collected over $13,000 for the Red Cross’ tsunami disaster fund for Southeast Asia. The sponsors of the local drive, called the “Superbowl of Caring,” presented a check to the Eagle River branch of the American Red Cross on Tuesday.The principal sponsors were The Vail Valley Convention and Tourism Bureau, WestStar Bank, The Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, The Vail Daily, the Eagle County Volunteer Center and the Eagle River chapter of the American Red Cross.”This incredible effort was made possible through voluntary employee payroll deductions, business-hosted events and collection of donations, and through public, corporate, and Red Cross volunteer participation at supermarket collection points across Eagle County,” said Gail Cameron-Britt of the Eagle County Volunteer Center. “So many people called and wanted to help. The show of support was overwhelming.”The funds raised in Eagle County will be added to the relief funds of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The American Red Cross is trying to feed more than 2 million people in Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Maldives.The American Red Cross is still accepting donations.