CUAid Activated for CU People Affected by Hurricane Irma

Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami. (Source: AFP/Getty Images)
Hundreds of people gather in an emergency shelter at the Miami-Dade County Fair Expo Center in Miami. (Source: AFP/Getty Images)
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) has activated the online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise money for credit union people affected by Hurricane Irma. Credit union supporters in every state can make donations at cuaid.coop.

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The Foundation is also still accepting funds to help with the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, working with the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation to disburse funds to many of the thousands of credit union employees and volunteers affected.

“Late last week, we surpassed over $1 million in contributions for both CUAid and Cornerstone efforts to help credit union people put their life back together after Tropical Storm Harvey,” said Foundation Communications Director Christopher Morris. “According to the latest reports, up to 15,000 credit union employees are in Hurricane Irma’s path. Having two large-scale disaster relief campaigns open simultaneously is unprecedented, therefore please know that any and all donations to CUAid will make a profound difference to your credit union colleagues in need.”

As donations are posted through CUAid.coop for Hurricane Irma relief, the National Credit Union Foundation will coordinate with the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation in the disaster area to distribute money efficiently to affected credit union employees and volunteers.

100% of the donations through CUAid goes to credit union disaster relief. The Foundation does not use disaster relief funds to pay for the CUAid.coop web platform or any of the Foundation costs to administer the national disaster relief program for credit unions.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (ncuf.coop):

The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

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