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Jan 15, 2010 6:40 PM by Kristen Oato

Local businesses team up to raise money for Haiti victims

Local businesses in San Luis Obispo County are teaming up to help raise money for Haitian earthquake victims. Mission Community Bank and Barnett Cox & Associates are working together with the United Way of San Luis Obispo to gather funds for distribution through the United Way Worldwide DisasteLocr Fund.

The organizations hope to provide the community an easy and reliable way to help earthquake victims. Contributions can be made to the United Way of SLO County's Haitian Relief Fund at Mission Community Bank. The donations will go directly to the United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund for Haiti, which supports the long-term recovery efforts to rebuild lives and infrastructure devastated by the quake.

Contributions can be made by mail or in person. Mission Community Bank has branches in San Luis Obispo (581 Higuera Street), Paso Robles (1226 Park Street), Arroyo Grande (154 West Branch Street) and Santa Maria (1670 South Broadway). BCA has a collection center at its offices, 711 Tank Farm Road, Suite 210 in SLO. The United Way can also accept on-site cash and credit card contributions in person at 1288 Morro St. in downtown SLO, or by phone to 541-1234. Donors interested in contributing online or via text message can log on to www.unitedwayslo.org for more information. All contributions should be designated to "Haitian Relief Fund."

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