SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2005--The Plum Creek Foundationhas donated $75,000 to support the relief efforts in Southeast Asia.The Foundation contributed $50,000 to CARE, one of the largestinternational humanitarian organizations. CARE representatives are onthe ground helping those in need in countries impacted by the recentearthquake and tsunamis. The Foundation also donated $25,000 to theNorthwest Medical Teams Disaster Relief Fund. This organization isdispatching medical volunteers, including physicians, nurses andparamedics, to Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to aid in the reliefeffort.
"We are deeply concerned about the enormous human impacts of thesecatastrophic events," said Rick Holley, president and chief executiveofficer. "Our hearts go out to the victims and their families. We arepleased to provide support to organizations like CARE and NorthwestMedical Teams that are dedicated to delivering immediate and muchneeded assistance to the victims of these tragedies as they begin therecovery process and work to rebuild their lives."
Plum Creek (NYSE:PCL) is one of the largest private timberlandowners in the nation, with approximately 8 million acres oftimberlands in major timber producing regions of the United States and10 wood products manufacturing facilities in the Northwest.
CARE is one of the world's leading humanitarian organizationsfighting global poverty. In 72 developing countries, CARE helps poorcountries create lasting solutions to their most threatening problems.CARE's integrated projects include emergency relief, communityrehabilitation and longer-term projects in areas such as education,health and small-business development. For more information, pleasevisit www.careusa.org.
Northwest Medical Teams is a non-profit humanitarian aidorganization working to reduce suffering around the world and in thePacific Northwest. The organization provides a wide range of healthcare, humanitarian aid, and disaster relief to thousands of victims ofcrisis every day. For more information, please visitwww.nwmedicalteams.org.
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