Typhoon Haiyan: Please help during this critical time of need!

In the wake of super typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded, World Council of Credit Unions (World Council) is in contact with local authorities in the Philippines to assess how to best help the 4.5 million people affected.

According to reports, typhoon Haiyan has killed an estimated 10,000 people. The situation has the potential to worsen should displaced credit union members and others not receive necessary assistance. World Council has worked with Philippine credit unions since 1996 and the most recent project focused on model credit union building and institutional branding. World Council has committed resources, including donations made to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, to alleviate suffering of Philippine citizens who are credit union members.

Following the 2006 Philippines landslide in Leyte, World Council supported the local league’s administration of “livelihood loans,” small microloans that helped credit union members and employees rebuild their homes and businesses.

World Council is prepared to provide disaster relief to credit union staff and support credit union rebuilding efforts, but we need your help. Cash contributions from credit unions and individuals are needed immediately so we may provide assistance to those whose lives have been devastated by this terrible disaster.

Please consider donating by clicking here or send contributions by check or wire to: Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, Inc., 5710 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705, USA. Note in memo “Philippine Disaster Relief Fund“.

 

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