NAPA, Calif. (8/29/14)--Redwood CU (RCU), Santa Rosa, Calif., with $2.3 billion in assets, is accepting contributions and offering loan assistance for those affected by Sunday's Napa area earthquake.
All of RCU's 17 branch locations and local call center have been designated as collection sites for the American Red Cross relief fund to assist those affected by the earthquake.
"Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the earthquake, and we want to help however we can," said Brett Martinez, RCU president/CEO. "Accepting monetary donations through our branches and call center makes it easy and convenient for our members and local community to support the American Red Cross relief efforts."
The credit union also is offering special assistance to residents in the Napa area who have been affected financially by the recent earthquake, including an interest-free earthquake relief loan of up to $5,000 for 12 months to help with unexpected expenses resulting from Sunday's earthquake. Other types of loans are also available to assist local residents and businesses with earthquake-related financial issues.
"When natural disasters occur, many people find themselves burdened by unexpected expenses that can cause financial distress," Martinez said. "We are offering assistance through these loans to give local earthquake victims peace of mind so they can resume their normal lives as they recover from this unfortunate event. We're here to help."