Michigan CUs pledge $20K to flooding victims
Last week, Michigan’s upper peninsula fell victim to a tragic and unexpected flood that has left many residents in dire need of help. Many are currently in need of significant housing repairs, while others have been displaced from their home altogether.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared a state of disaster for Menominee and Houghton counties on June 19 after historic flash floods led to extensive destruction in the area. Heavy storms through the weekend prior brought up to seven inches of rain in several counties. In addition to widespread flood damage and mudslides, more than 60 sinkholes have been reported on the Keweenaw Peninsula.
Today, the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) and the Michigan Credit Union Foundation (MCUF) announced that they have each pledged $10,000 to the victims of flash flooding in Michigan’s upper peninsula. The combined $20,000 will be provided to Michigan Tech Employees CU, Houghton, and Torch Lake FCU, Lariumn and will be used to help offset flood damages incurred by credit union members, such as furnace, drywall, flooring and other structural damages.
Michigan Tech Employees CU and Torch Lake FCU have set up a fund for flood relief donations. MCUL strongly encourages Michigan credit unions to show their support with a donation.
“Our hearts go out to our friends, families and the communities that have been impacted by this disaster,” said Michigan Credit Union League President/CEO Dave Adams. “While I’m saddened to see our communities in distress, I’m encouraged by the immediate outpouring of support from the credit union community. Credit unions work in a uniquely cooperative way to support one another, and that’s on full display today.”
In addition to donations from MCUL and MCUF, the MCUL Paul Bunyan Chapter of Credit Unions donated $1,000 and the Upper Peninsula Chapter of Credit Unions donated $3,000 toward disaster relief.