Carolinas Foundation announces matching donation campaign for #HurricaneHarvey relief
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
|Texas National Guard soldiers arrive to aid citizens in heavily flooded areas from the storms of Hurricane Harvey in Housto, Aug., 27, 2017. (Source: ABC News)
All eyes are on Texas this week as citizens in Houston and nearby cities face unprecedented flooding and devastation in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, now downgraded to a tropical storm. Thousands of people are being rescued and shelters are overflowing with displaced citizens.
On Monday, the National Credit Union Foundation activated its online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise money for credit union people affected by the storm. To help with this national effort, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation announced Wednesday morning that it will match all individual donations received through its own Disaster Relief Fund up to $5,000. All donations collected by the Carolinas Foundation will be sent directly to CUAid for disbursement.
“When Hurricane Matthew caused flooding in the Carolinas last year, the credit union family answered our call,” shared Carolinas Foundation President Lauren Whaley. “With the outpouring of support from foundations, leagues and credit unions around the country, we provided quick impact grants to hundreds of credit union members and employees who lost everything in the flooding. The Carolinas stands ready to help our family in Texas begin the long road to recovery.”
How to Donate to the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation's Disaster Relief Fund *:
I. Give Online: https://squareup.com/store/carolinas-cu-foundation
II. Give Via Mail To:
Carolinas Credit Union Foundation
Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 2567
Kernersville, NC 27285-2567
* All donations received will be disbursed dollar-for-dollar to the National Foundation, who is assisting the Cornerstone Foundation and Cornerstone League with disaster recovery efforts. Corporate donations are also welcome, but only individual donations will count towards the Carolinas Foundation's $5,000 match.
CUAid activated for CU people affected by Tropical Storm Harvey (8/28/17)