RELIEF DONATIONS ACCEPTED AT BANKS; PRAYER SERVICE, MEMORIAL BOOKS PLANNED

September 13, 2001 12:00 am

By The Observer

Two national banks with branches in La Grande have set up accounts so that residents can make donations to the American Red Cross relief effort for victims and families of Tuesdays terrorist attacks.

Donations can be made at any U.S. Bank or Wells Fargo & Co. branch. Both banks will forward donations to the American Red Cross. Checks can be made payable to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Wells Fargo announced it will contribute $1 million to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

PRAYER SERVICE MARKS DAY OF MOURNING

First Christian Church, 901 Penn Ave., will have a service at noon Friday in observance of the National Day of Mourning.

The service will feature Bible readings and prayer.

RESIDENTS INVITED TO SIGN MEMORIAL BOOKS

Daniels Chapel of the Valley is starting two memorial books which local people can sign to express support and sympathy for the residents of New York and Washington, D.C., who were victims of the terrorist attacks this week.

They can come in and sign their names and add a note if they want, said Carol Knopp of Daniels. People should come in within the next few days. The books probably will be available for signing through the end of the month.