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CUAid partnering with Calif. credit unions for wildfire relief

CUAid partnering with Calif. credit unions for wildfire relief

August 14, 2018

The National Credit Union Foundation is working closely with staff at the California and Nevada Credit Union League to direct disaster relief funds to credit union people affected by wildfires in Northern California; the worst wildfires in the history of the State of California.

 Donations to the Foundation’s General Disaster Relief Fund are being used for any credit union employees and volunteers affected by these wildfires. Credit union supporters in every state can always make donations to the General Disaster Relief Fund at cuaid.coop.

“After an unprecedented summer of natural disasters in 2017, we encourage everyone to give to the Foundation’s General Disaster Relief Fund to help prepare for another summer of potential loss; including the already catastrophic fires in Northern California,” said Gigi Hyland, Foundation executive director. “The General Disaster Relief Fund allows the flexibility to quickly shift aid between the individual efforts as each situation evolves and need becomes present.”

One hundred percent of the donations through CUAid goes to credit union disaster relief. The Foundation does not use disaster relief funds to pay for the CUAid.coop web platform or any of the Foundation costs to administer the national disaster relief program for credit unions. In the event that any donations to the "General Disaster Relief Fund" are not used for a current disaster affecting credit union people, the funds will be used for any future credit union disaster relief efforts.

To learn more about how the CUAid Disaster Relief Program has benefited credit unions, visit the Foundation's website.