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Vancity Opens Fundraising Account for Langley Fire Victims

Langley, July 12, 2001 - Vancity Credit Union is helping raise funds for the victims of this week's apartment fire in Langley.

No one was injured in the Tuesday morning blaze at River's Edge Estates in the city of Langley, but many of the building's 48 suites were damaged and as many as 100 were left homeless.

Monetary donations for the victims of the fire can be made to the "River's Edge Estates Trust" at Vancity's Langley branch at 100-20055 Willowbrook Drive. Cash donations will also be accepted at Langley City Hall. Please note that Vancity is not a registered charity and is therefore unable to provide tax receipts for donations.

Mary Pattison, manager of Vancity's Langley Branch, says her team wanted to move quickly to help the people devastated by the blaze. "These people have lost their homes - they've lost everything. I can't imagine what that must feel like. As a business in this community, we felt compelled to work with the residents to help out," she says.

Inquiries about the trust account can be made to Mary Pattison at 877-7230.

Vancity is Canada's largest credit union, with $7.0 billion in assets, 269,000 members, and 39 branches throughout Greater Vancouver, the Fraser Valley and Victoria. Vancity owns Citizens Bank of Canada, serving members across the country by telephone, ATM, and the Internet. Both Vancity and Citizens Bank are guided by a commitment to corporate social responsibility, and to improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.