When Disaster Strikes, the Foundation Responds
CUAid is truly the “people helping people” philosophy in action. See how the Foundation harnesses collective generosity to respond to credit unions in need after natural disasters.
has been distributed in disaster relief funds to the credit union movement since 2005.
of donations received through CUAid go towards disaster recovery efforts.
in grants given in 2019 in response to the Alaskan Earthquake and California Wildfires.
Brett Martinez, President & CEO of Redwood Credit Union
During the Kincade Fire, nearly a million residents had their power shut off and about 200,000 were under mandatory evacuation. This meant the majority of our employees were evacuated from their homes or without power for several days. I’m thankful that CUAid has been able to assist with the financial burden that these events have caused our staff and many of our employees.
2005: Raised $3.5 million
For the first time, the credit union movement banned together to support those affected by the massive destruction from Hurricane Katrina. CUAid was born.
2011: Raised over $440,000
- Tornadoes in Southern U.S.
- Tornado in Joplin, Missouri
- Flooding in North Dakota
- Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee
Image credit: National Guard
2012-2013: Raised over $625,000
- Wildfires in Colorado
- Superstorm Sandy
- Flooding in Colorado
2015: Distributed over $80,000
2016: Distributed over $300,000
2017-2018: Raised over $2.8 million
- Tropical Storm Harvey
- Hurricane Irma
- Hurricane Maria
- California Wildfires
FEMA: Preparing your members for natural disasters
FEMA has resources for you to utilize for your organization and to share with members to help with disaster preparedness.
Ready.gov: Planning ahead by disaster category
Ready.gov has specific resources depending on the type of disaster, including checklists for creating an emergency plan.
FEMA: Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK)
Strengthen employee and member financial preparedness for disasters and emergencies.
California & Nevada Credit Union Leagues: Credit union resources
The league has assembled a collection of resources to help and provide your credit union with basic tools and information to create and implement a business continuity and disaster recovery plan.
Our Promise to Credit Unions
The Foundation does not use disaster relief funds to pay for the CUAid.coop web platform, travel to disaster areas, or any of the Foundation’s costs to administer the national disaster relief program for credit unions. CUAid is a service we provide to give back to the credit union community.
CUAid was developed by the Foundation in cooperation with state credit union foundations, state credit union leagues, and the Credit Union National Association’s Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2006.Donate to the CUAid General Disaster Relief Fund
Donate to the CUAid Disaster Relief Fund
Don’t wait until a disaster has already hit to consider donating. You can help credit union people rebuild their lives, whenever and wherever a major disaster strikes.
Get in touch
For more information on CUAid
Contact Hannibal Brumskine, Chief Financial & Operations Officer