HARRISBURG, Pa. (5/28/14)--A severe storm that dropped hailstones as large as golf balls prompted Wyomissing, Pa.-based Bellco FCU to offer special loan rates for auto and home repairs.
The parking lot of Bellco FCU, Wyomissing, Pa., was covered with hail after last week's storm. (Pennsylvania Credit Union Association photo)
The $107 million-asset credit union itself suffered damage at its Wyomissing branch, and some cars belonging to staff and members were totaled (Life is a Highway May 27).
In response to the losses, Bellco is offering a 0.5% discount rate on auto, home and unsecured loans to replace cars and fix damaged homes.
"We are just trying to help our neighbors get back to normal and move on," said CEO Tom Gosling.
The May 22 storm hit Berks and Lehigh counties, shattering car windows and damaging homes and businesses. It also smashed through the skylights at the Berkshire Mall in Wyomissing. Hail accumulations were as deep as 1 1/2 inches (WCAU-NBC 10 May 23).