Lahaina Fire

CUAid: Disaster Relief

Helping credit union employees and volunteers rebuild after natural disasters strike.

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Together, we mobilized generosity to respond to disasters in 2023. In the face of the devastating destruction of historic Lahaina town on Maui, the credit union system contributed $644,000 into CUAid. Your support ensures we can respond similarly when disaster strikes again.


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People helping people

The National Credit Union Foundation’s CUAid disaster relief program is the People Helping People philosophy in action. Every penny donated to CUAid goes directly to credit union volunteers and employees affected by natural disasters.

When disaster strikes, the Foundation responds

See how the Foundation harnesses the credit union movement’s collective generosity to respond when disaster strikes.

Disaster relief resources

  • CUAid

    Disaster relief playbook

    CUAid grants are typically made to leagues, associations or state credit union foundations that then administer individual disbursements to affected credit union employees. Understanding the criteria for support can expedite this important work.

  • CUAid

    The changing climate for credit unions

    Transformational change is necessary to confront and adapt to the increasingly severe impacts of climate change. This Filene report details how credit unions are in unique position to aid in this transformation.

    Learn more.

  • CUAid

    Katrina: Lessons learned

    In the ten years after Hurricane Katrina, credit unions across the Gulf Coast rebuilt and recovered their operations through a variety of calculated approaches. This Filene research report details how.

    Learn more.

CUAid by the numbers

By harnessing the collective generosity of the credit union movement, the National Credit Union Foundation’s CUAid program gets credit union people back on their feet so that they can support their members.

  • $10.2M

    has been distributed in disaster relief funds since 2005.

  • $644K

    given in grants in 2023 in response to natural disasters in the U.S.

  • 6,372

    credit union employees and volunteers received CUAid grants since 2017.

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Don’t wait until disaster strikes. Donate now to help credit union people rebuild their lives, whenever and wherever a major disaster strikes.

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Get in touch

For more information on CUAid

Contact André T. Parraway, Chief Financial and Operating Officer

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André T. Parraway

Chief Financial and Operating Officer

André serves as the CFOO and provides executive leadership to the financial and administrative functions of the Foundation.


The Foundation does not use disaster relief funds to pay for the web platform, travel to disaster areas, or any of the Foundation’s costs to administer the program.

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.