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Help hurricane relief efforts

by Christine Henzig, Director of Communications Aug 29, 2017

Unite for GoodCredit unions' focus on people, not profits, is in full effect following the devastating flooding in Texas and Florida. Here's your chance to get involved in urgently needed relief efforts!

What

Help the relief effort by donating supplies or cash.

Your donations will help people who have been displaced to shelters, as well as credit unions and members in the devastated areas. 

Fundraising coordination is being provided by the National Credit Union Foundation - through its CUAid program. The Wisconsin Credit Union Foundation has donated $3,000 to CUAid, split equally between Harvey and Irma relief.

Additional coordination is occurring for Texas with the Cornerstone Credit Union League and its Foundation and with the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation, serving credit unions in Florida. The system is also communicating with the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates and Carolinas Credit Union League.

The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is also helping to coordinate the donation of materials and supplies via an online form.

According to the National Credit Union Foundation, more than $1.3 million in contributions has been collected specifically to help credit union people affected by Hurricane Harvey, and up to 15,000 credit union employees were in the path of Irma.

When

Your help is urgently needed; we'll keep you posted as needs change and about Wisconsin credit unions' collective success in relief efforts as the situation evolves. 

Why

Damage is unprecedented and relief efforts are expected to last for for many months with recovery taking several years; relief agencies are being stressed to capacity. If ever there were a time for credit unions' spirit to shine, this is it!

How

Visit: TheLeague.coop > About The League > The Foundation > Disaster Relief Assistance.


Wisconsin credit unions come together as a single League to Unite for Good; we remove barriers, increase awareness and foster service excellence. All of these steps help more Americans to see credit unions as their best financial partner and regard their credit union as their primary financial institution. Read more articles in our Unite for Good series.