Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU) is supporting credit union communities in Maui, Hawaii, through CUAid, the National Credit Union Foundation's disaster relief grant program. CUAid is providing relief to credit union employees, volunteers and communities after devastating wildfires tore through Maui on Aug. 8.
Several wildfires broke out on the island late that evening, one of which destroyed the historic town of Lahaina, Hawaii, and claimed more than 100 lives as of Aug. 16. Over 2,000 buildings have been damaged or destroyed, the majority of which were residential.
The Hawaii Credit Union League (HCUL) is currently assessing the impact the fire had on Maui’s twelve credit unions that support more than 30,000 members. Maui County Federal Credit Union has reported “all employees are safe and accounted for”.
Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is in contact with the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to offer its support and platform to encourage the global credit union system to provide donations to CUAid. NCUF is working directly with HCUL President Carol Marx and Maui credit unions to “get disaster relief funds flowing”.
“In times of crisis, credit unions respond and leverage our principle of “Concern for Community” with tangible resources and volunteer support where needed. I’m confident the global credit union community will rally behind our friends in Hawaii and show solidarity of support,” said Mike Reuter, executive director of WFCU.
Donations to the NCUF disaster relief fund grant program are accepted here.
Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions is committed to elevating awareness and encouraging the global credit union community to support Maui’s credit unions and member communities. WFCU will stay up to date on the Maui wildfires and provide updates to its champions and peers worldwide.