Louisiana Flood Relief Donations Double within a Week

From CUNA News Now - The number of Louisiana credit union employees affected by statewide flooding has reached roughly 300, and the generosity of the credit union movement is matching the pace of the need. Now being called the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy four years ago, eight days of storms inundated Louisiana with 7 trillion gallons of water.

The National Credit Union Foundation reported that donations to CUAid.coop nearly doubled--to more than $106,000--over the course of last week.

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Wrap-up of the Foundation's Twitter Chat on Financial Health

The National Credit Union Foundation hosted a Twitter chat on 8/18 for credit unions to discuss their activities to improve the financial health of staff and members.  You can now see the highlights from the discussion.

“Financial health is a term used to describe the state of one’s personal financial situation,” said Christopher Morris, Foundation Director of Communications. “Improving financial health is at the core of what credit unions do every day and they are doing a great job. However,
according to CFSI (Center for Financial Services Innovation), 57% of Americans—approximately 138 million adults— are struggling financially, so clearly there is more work to be done.”

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On the Blog: NuMark CU Helping Members Prepare for Retirement with Interactive Education

Originally featured in CUinsight.

Members often think of credit unions as financial institutions where they cash their checks, get a loan, and make daily transactions. While all of this is true, credit unions across the country are offering more products and services to assist their members in planning for their financial future.

At NuMark Credit Union in Illinois, they understand the need and value in helping their members to think about their financial goals; specifically, their retirement goals.

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