Foundations Respond to Another Storm Through CUAid
May 26, 2011
May 26, 2011
Responding to another devastating storm, the Oregon and Washington Credit Union Foundations together donated $3,000, in keeping with their mandate to support disaster relief.
A massive category-5 tornado razed much of the town of Joplin, Mo., with more than 100 dead and many still missing. Shelters have been set up around the affected area for the people whose homes have been destroyed.
“Seeing the destruction in Missouri, both foundations felt compelled to support relief efforts,” said Oregon Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Danielle Brown and Washington Credit Union Foundation Executive Director RoxAnne Kruger in a joint statement. “Credit unions, at their core, have always been devoted to helping people, and these donations are yet another example of that creed.”
Earlier this month, the two foundations, which recently announced their intention to merge, made donations to support relief efforts as storms hit the Southern U.S., killing over 300 people and destroying millions of dollars worth of property, including credit union branches. Just this month, the foundations have given $10,500 to disaster relief efforts.
Credit union supporters in every state can now make donations through a secured website (www.cuaid.coop) that accepts credit cards and wire transfers. CUAid is the only program of its kind that enables credit union employees, volunteers, and members, as well as credit unions and state credit union foundations across the U.S., to contribute directly to support other credit union people.
As donations are posted through CUAid.coop, NCUF will coordinate with the credit union leagues across the southern part of the country to distribute money efficiently to credit union employees and members in the affected areas.
CUAid was developed by NCUF in cooperation with state credit union foundations, state credit union leagues, and the Credit Union National Association’s Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2006.
Questions? Contact Foundation Development Associate Josalyn Alston: 206.340.4814, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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