Support Those Affected by Flooding in the Midwest
The National Credit Union Foundation is assisting through the CUAid General Disaster Relief Fund.
Heavy rainfall and rapid snowmelt resulting from a “bomb cyclone” that tore through the Midwest has caused more than $1 billion in flood damage in Nebraska, killing at least three people and causing hundreds of millions of dollars in road and infrastructure damage, crop and cattle losses. More than 2,000 homes and 340 businesses are estimated to be damaged or destroyed by the flood.
To assist affected credit union members, staff, and volunteers, the National Credit Union Foundation is distributing funds to the Nebraska Credit Union League through the CUAid General Disaster Relief fund. The league will work with their credit unions to assess the needs of those affected. Northwest credit unions are encouraged to help their Nebraska colleagues by donating to CUAid.
“When disaster strikes, the first thing we do is call our league and state credit union foundation partners to see how we can help,” said Gigi Hyland, Foundation Executive Director. “Thanks to the collective generosity of the credit union movement throughout the year towards the CUAid General Disaster Relief Fund, the Foundation can respond immediately to the needs of those credit union employees and volunteers affected by the flooding.”
To aid in this effort and help prepare for future disasters, donations can be made to the General Disaster Relief Fund through cuaid.coop. One hundred percent of the donations will go to credit union disaster relief.