SEASIDE - North Coast Family Fellowship raised $32,000 for tsunami relief Jan. 2 by taking a collection from the 600 to 700 people attending services, Pastor John Nagle said.

"The tragedy touches everybody's heart," Nagle said. "Our church is just full of some very gracious, supportive people."

The money was donated to Northwest Medical Teams, which is working in Sri Lanka, and Samaritan's Purse, which is focused on Indonesia. Both organizations are faith-based.

"We chose them because those are very well-known, respected organizations," that use a minimum of money for operating costs, Nagle said.

Several people at Ecola Bible School in Cannon Beach will also be shaving their heads to raise money for tsunami relief.


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