Credit Unions Raise More Than $108,300 for Oso Mudslide Survivors
April 24, 2014
April 25, 2014
Credit unions have raised more than $108,300 for survivors of Washington’s deadly mudslide in Oso — money for housing, supplies and other immediate needs that has already begun flowing to United Way of Snohomish County, the American Red Cross and other relief agencies.
Of that total, more than $65,600 in donations will come from the Northwest Credit Union Association’s #530 Mudslide Fund, which includes contributions from credit unions, their members and their business partners from across the country.
“The support and leadership of credit unions has been inspiring,” says Troy Stang, the NWCUA’s president and CEO. “Not only did they write checks, but they also reached out with a ‘people helping people’ message that resonated deeply with their members. The response has been overwhelming.”
The massive mudslide, which hit March 22 about 55 miles northeast of Seattle, left at least 41 people dead and caused an estimated $10 million in damage. All 41 victims have been identified by the Snohomish County medical examiner; two people remain missing.
Representatives from the NWCUA and its member credit unions will be on hand Tuesday, April 29, to present a check for $65,634.15 to United Way of Snohomish County (3120 McDougall Ave. Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201). Funds raised separately by BECU, STCU and other Northwest credit unions will also be in the hands of relief agencies before the end of the month.
For more information about credit unions’ fundraising efforts, go to nwcua.org/anthem.
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