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MCUL and MCUF Pledge $20K to Victims of Historic Flooding in Michigan's U.P.

Last week, Michigan’s upper peninsula fell victim to a tragic and unexpected flood that has left many residents in dire need of help. Many are currently in need of significant housing repairs, while others have been displaced from their home altogether.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster for Menominee and Houghton counties on Monday, June 19 after historic flash floods led to extensive destruction in the area. Heavy storms through the weekend prior brought up to seven inches of rain in several counties. In addition to widespread flood damage and mudslides, more than 60 sinkholes have been reported on the Keweenaw Peninsula.

Today, the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) and the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) announced that they have each pledged $10,000 to the victims of flash flooding in Michigan’s upper peninsula. The combined $20,000 will be provided to Michigan Tech Employees Credit Union and Torch Lake Federal Credit Union, and will be used to help offset flood damages incurred by credit union members, such as furnace, drywall, flooring and other structural damages.

Michigan Tech Employees Credit Union and Torch Lake Federal Credit Union have set up a fund for flood relief donations. MCUL strongly encourages Michigan credit unions to show their support with a donation.

“Our hearts go out to our friends, families and the communities that have been impacted by this disaster,” said Michigan Credit Union League President/CEO Dave Adams. “While I’m saddened to see our communities in distress, I’m encouraged by the immediate outpouring of support from the credit union community. Credit unions work in a uniquely cooperative way to support one another, and that’s on full display today.”

In addition to donations from MCUL and MCUF, the MCUL Paul Bunyan Chapter of Credit Unions donated $1,000 and the Upper Peninsula Chapter of Credit Unions donated $3,000 toward disaster relief.

Credit unions can donate to support impacted members by contacting MCUF Executive Director Beth Troost by email or at (734) 793-3453.

Personal donations to aid the area’s flood victims can also be made to the Portage Health Foundation.

To find other ways to assist those who were affected, contact Michigan Tech Employees Federal Credit Union CEO David Rautiola or Torch Lake Federal Credit Union CEO Connie Mikkola.

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2018-06-25 00:00:00