NWCUF Supports Carolinas Flooding Relief Efforts

A man pulls belongings from his home to safety following flooding in Lumberton, NC. Photo: Washington Post.

The devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew continues to shake credit unions in in North Carolina. News that the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation has been overwhelmed by applications for assistance through its Disaster Relief Grant effort made its way to the Northwest this week.

According to an announcement from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation, hundreds of applications had been received, spurring them to suspended acceptance of applications to review those with pressing financial needs, while calling on the national Credit Union Movement to assist.

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation answer that call and is sending $3,500 to support the effort.

“As always, this generosity is made possible by your enduring commitment to not just your members, but activating to help credit unions nationwide rebuild in times of need,” NWCUF Executive Director Denise Gabel wrote in a statement to the NWCUF Board of Directors.

The stories from North Carolina are devastating, and every dollar counts. Even as crews pump approximately four million gallons of water per day from places like Princeville, NC, residents remain hopeful in returning home to rebuild.

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

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