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Michigan Credit Union League

MCUL and MCUF Pledge $20K to Midland Flood Victims, Encourage Donations

MCUF has set up a fund to collect donations so that Midland area credit unions can move quickly to respond to the needs of their members and the greater community. Midland area credit unions and the Mid-Michigan Chapter of Credit Unions are currently identifying the most impacted areas and needs of their community and will be coordinating relief efforts utilizing these credit union industry donations.

On May 19, Governor Whitmer declared a state of emergency in Midland County following catastrophic flooding as a cause of dam breakages. The two dam breaks, which happened after heavy rain, caused approximately 10,000 people in the county to immediately evacuate their homes.

By May 21, President Trump responded to Whitmer’s request for federal funding, declaring the flooding a federal emergency. In response, the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) and Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) are donating $10,000 each in support of the flood’s victims.

In 2018, following the historic flooding in the state’s Upper Peninsula, the Michigan credit union community quickly rose to the occasion, showing support for victims with nearly $48,000 in donations. That amount was spread over 59 individual grants, helping victims offset damages incurred by the flooding, particularly severe damages to homes.

Our movement has shown that we can come together to help our neighbors in need, and we can do it again. Though the current pandemic has created a financially difficult time for everyone, MCUL and MCUF encourages credit unions to show as much support as they can for those doubly in need following this terrible flooding.

To show your support, please contact MCUF Executive Director Beth Troost or post your donation on the MCUF donation page.

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2020-05-26 00:00:00