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Doug O'Brien, President/CEO; John Torres, VP Public Relations and Communications; and Val Roach, CFO of NCBA CLUSA Discuss Tragic Bus Accident in Uganda on Everything Co-op with Host Vernon Oakes Wednesday, December 19, a bus accident in Uganda claimed the lives of 18 project staff members from InterAction member organization NCBA CLUSA, and three other individuals. Fifteen staff members survived the crash and are receiving medical treatment. The staff worked on NCBA CLUSA's Youth Empowerment Through Agriculture (YETA) project. Co-op would like to express our deepest sympathies to all staff and families of NCBA CLUSA affected by this devastating loss. On Thursday, January 3rd, Everything Co-op dedicated a show to focus on the important work thatis being done in Uganda by NCBA CLUSA, the disaster relief efforts underway, and what the public can do to support those efforts. For anyone wishing to support efforts underway to assist the families of those whose lives were lost, a contribution can be made to the Cooperative Development Foundation's Disaster Recovery Fund. CDF's Disaster Recovery Fund assists cooperatives, families and communities when they are most in need of help. To Donate, Visit CDF at:


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