SOURCE: Merlee Designs

September 06, 2005 19:01 ET

Merlee Designs™ Pledges 15% of Revenue to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund for Katrina Victims

Merlee Designs, a Web and Print Design Studio, Has Committed to Donate 15% of All New Project Revenue to the American Red Cross for the Support and Relief of the Victims of Hurricane Katrina

GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 6, 2005 -- Merlee Designs has announced its commitment to donate 15% of revenue on all new projects starting after September 1st to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund to help in supporting the Gulf States in this time of need. A copy of this release has also been submitted to the Red Cross to inform them of the company's pledge. You can read their full statement that is posted on their website at www.merleedesigns.com.

"The impact that Katrina has had on the people of the Gulf States has been devastating, and we all know that a solution cannot be implemented overnight," states Merlee Bos, owner of Merlee Designs, "Theirs is a long-term need. My pledge stands until the end of December 2005, at which time I will reassess the continued extreme need for donations for this particular tragedy."

"If you are currently considering a new website or a re-design, marketing materials, forms or a logo, this would be a great time to get started, as a part of your investment will go towards helping others," added Merlee, "and if you are not in the market at this time, please consider a donation to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund; every little bit helps. A link is provided on my website to the Amazon.com collection point for donations."

Merlee Designs offers various articles, resources, testimonials and an online portfolio on their website. Their clients are widespread and diverse, and the owner/designer has a varied background, including experience from Fortune 5 companies. "The great thing about our technological society and my particular industry," explains Merlee, "is that it really doesn't matter where you are located. The Internet has provided us with a tremendous opportunity to spread our wings and offer our help and our services beyond our physical boundaries."

Merlee Designs is a small home-based studio that provides a wide range of web and print services including:

--  web design, development and maintenance
--  form analysis and design
--  logo and product literature creation
--  identity branding
    
The company focuses on custom, quality, creative and personalized service to small and medium-sized businesses. For more information, please visit www.merleedesigns.com.

If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Merlee Bos, please call Merlee at 616/855.0564 after 5pm ET or email Merlee at pr@merleedesigns.com.

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