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Carolinas Foundation joins Nat’l Foundation in providing financial aid in wake of Nebraska flooding

Friday, March 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
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In response to the devastating flooding in Nebraska and the Midwest, the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) announced this week that it is distributing funds to the Nebraska Credit Union League through the CUAid General Disaster Relief Fund to assist those credit union people affected.

Supporting the cause, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is donating $5,000 toward relief efforts through CUAid, and invites credit unions in the Carolinas to also donate. Charlotte Metro Federal Credit Union is among the first to contribute, donating $5,000 to CUAid as well.

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“Our ‘people helping people’ philosophy is never more apparent than when a disaster strikes,” shared Carolinas Credit Union Foundation President Lauren Whaley. “The credit union industry responded in a big way when Hurricane Florence hit the Carolinas last fall and we are returning the assistance for our credit union family in Nebraska. Our heart goes out to all of the credit union employees impacted by the flooding and we hope everyone can get back on their feet quickly.”

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CUAid’s disaster relief funds will be distributed to the Nebraska Credit Union League who will be working with their credit unions to assess the needs of those affected.

“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,” said Foundation Executive Director Gigi Hyland.

Nebraska Credit Union League President and CEO Scott Sullivan said, “Credit unions have continued to step-up in the wake of disasters and showcase their cooperative spirit. Because of that, we can quickly distribute funds to those who need it most. Thank you to all those who have contributed to CUAid and made this possible.”

Donations can always be made to the General Relief Fund through to help prepare for future disasters.  100% of the donations through CUAid goes to credit union disaster relief. The Foundation does not use disaster relief funds to pay for the web platform or any of the Foundation costs to administer the national disaster relief program for credit unions.

To learn more about how the CUAid Disaster Relief Program has benefited credit unions, visit the Foundation’s website.

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