NU Online News Service, Jan. 17, 2005, 2:40 p.m. EST

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network have undertaken a 2-year fund-raising campaign in partnership with the Salvation Army to help provide health care to a town in Sri Lanka hard hit by the recent tsunami.

In addition to raising money from its own employees, the company, in Detroit, made an upfront donation of $500,000 to the Salvation Army’s relief fund.

The money will go directly to provide health care to the town of Galle in Sri Lanka, the company says.

For more information about insurance industry efforts to aid tsunami victims in Asia, go to http://www.nationalunderwriter.com/archives/Lh_archive/2005/L01-10/L02tsunami.asp