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Michigan Credit Union League

National Credit Union Foundation Raises Funds for Wildfire Relief

In the wake of historic wildfires throughout Northern California, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) has partnered with the California and Nevada Credit Union League to raise disaster relief funds for credit union employees and volunteers in need.

“The devastation can be overwhelming when a natural disaster strikes,” said MCUL’s President and CEO, Dave Adams. “Organizations like NCUF are critical to those in affected areas, and allow people across the nation to lend a helping hand to the credit union community.”

Donations to NCUF’s General Disaster Relief Fund will be used for any credit union employees and volunteers affected by the wildfires. Credit union supporters nationwide can make donations to the fund here.

“After an unprecedented summer of natural disasters in 2017, we encourage everyone to give to the Foundation’s General Disaster Relief Fund to help prepare for another summer of potential loss, including the already catastrophic fires in Northern California,” said Gigi Hyland, NCUF’s executive director. “The General Disaster Relief Fund allows the flexibility to quickly shift aid between individual efforts as each situation evolves and need becomes present.”

All donations through CUAid will go to credit union disaster relief. NCUF does not use disaster relief funds to pay for the CUAid web platform or any foundation costs to administer the national disaster relief program for credit unions. Any donations to the General Disaster Relief Fund that are not used for a current disaster affecting credit union people will be used for future relief efforts.

“In times like these, the credit union community comes together to get the job done,” said Adams. “That’s what the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ is all about.”

To learn more about how the CUAid Disaster Relief Program has benefited credit unions, or to make a donation, visit the NCUA website.

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2018-08-22 00:00:00