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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Murmurings Podcast #4 – The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program

On today’s podcast, we talk about The Berenstain Bears® Financial Literacy Program as a way for credit unions to reach elementary school students. The Credit Union Network for Financial Literacy (CUNFL) is the exclusive purveyor of The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program, which enhances financial literacy while promoting the benefits of credit union membership.

I talk to Drew Stanley, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer at Franklin Mint FCU, to get an overview of The Berenstain Bears Financial Literacy Program and then you’ll hear from Lee Wojner, VP of Marketing at O Bee CU, to hear how they’ve implemented the program and the success they’ve had.

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