HOUSTON (5/27/15)--Flooding has washed out large chunks of Oklahoma and Texas, swamping roads, devouring homes and swallowing nearly everything in its path.
While no reports have surfaced that credit unions have been greatly affected, Paul Sullivan, vice president/general manager of Agility Recovery, says it’s no time for credit unions to become complacent, as members may need their help.
“A lot of smaller communities are being affected and that’s where credit unions come into play,” Sullivan told News Now Tuesday. Agility Recovery is a CUNA Strategic Services strategic alliance provider.
“While we talk about reaching out to employees and critical vendors and suppliers (in the event of an emergency), talk to members, find out if any members have been affected,” Sullivan said. “Use your website, social media, outgoing voicemail and email to reach out to the community to say, ‘We’re here to help, let us know how we can assist you.’”
Of course, the best way for credit unions to help their members is to be prepared so that their services are available when needed most.
To help credit unions grapple with flood events, Agility has compiled a checklist that spells out the steps they can take to prepare, including to: