CUAid Activated After Louisiana Flooding

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has activated the online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise money for credit union people in Louisiana affected by recent flooding, according to a statement released yesterday.

Credit union supporters in every state can make donations at cuaid.coop. CUAid is the only program of its kind that enables credit union employees, volunteers, and members, as well as credit unions and credit union organizations across the U.S., to contribute directly to support other credit union people.

“Louisiana has been severely affected by the recent floods in our state and could use your help,” said Connie Major, EVP/CFO of the Louisiana Credit Union League. “It’s been called the ‘great flood of 2016’ and it came so fast that many credit union people didn’t have enough time to even considerevacuating. Aside from the numerous members affected, we’ve heard from credit union CEOs and staff that have lost everything. We cannot determine the full impact just yet as people are still being airlifted from their homes via helicopters.”

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation joined the national effort in supporting the effort, on behalf of credit unions in the Northwest.

“When tragedy strikes anywhere in the U.S., credit unions everywhere mobilize to help, and CUAid is a prime example” said Jamie Dedmon, Managing Director of the Northwest Credit Union Foundation. “On behalf of Northwest credit unions, the NWCUF is sending $3,500 to help the credit union people in Louisiana affected by recent flooding. We continue to be thankful to those who have made support like this possible.”

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As donations are posted through CUAid.coop, the National Credit Union Foundation will coordinate with the Louisiana Credit Union Foundation in the disaster area to distribute money efficiently to affected credit union employees and members. 100% of the donations through CUAid goes to credit union disaster relief. In the event that all donations are not used for Louisiana flooding relief, the National Credit Union Foundation will transfer any and all unused funds to its “General Disaster Relief fund” for future disaster relief efforts.

Questions about this story? Contact Eric Horvath: 503.350.2222, ehorvath@nwcua.org.

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