Northwest Credit Unions Aid Washington Flood Victims

Northwest credit unions responded to January’s flooding in Gray’s Harbor County by offering grants for credit union members affected by the floods through the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF).

The NWCUF made over $5,000 available to help families restore their homes and lives after floods inundated the communities of Hoquiam and Aberdeen this January.

Ynette Gibbs, CEO of Hoquiam-based Newrizons Federal Credit Union, said the grants helped credit union members, and members who were also staff.

“Giving is a huge part of the credit union culture,” said Gibbs. “Too often credit union staff don’t remember that they’re also credit union members. Credit union staff are great at thinking first about others before themselves.

“Thank you Northwest Credit Union Foundation,” continued Gibbs, “for recognizing with a wonderful grant that anyone can be in need when a devastating flood and mudslide hits like the one in Grays Harbor County on January 5, 2015. Your gift helped so many very worthy Grays Harbor Credit Union members – staff included.”

In total, 15 families received funds to help with restoration after the flooding.

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