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CUAid Accepting Donations for CU People Affected by Hurricane Maria
Friday, September 29, 2017 6:20 AM

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The National Credit Union Foundation is now accepting donations through the online disaster relief system to raise money for credit union people affected by Hurricane Maria. Credit union supporters in every state can make donations to the General Disaster Relief Fund at CUAid.

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“Based on news reports and limited communication with credit union staff in Puerto Rico, the situation is truly dire,” said Foundation Communications Director Christopher Morris. “With CUAid now actively assisting credit union people affected by three large-scale disasters, we are now directing people to donate to the Foundation’s General Disaster Relief Fund, which will allow us the flexibility to direct dollars to wherever they are needed most on an ongoing basis.”

Donations to the Foundation’s General Disaster Relief Fund will be used for any credit union employees and volunteers affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.

To distribute funds to credit union people in Puerto Rico, the Foundation will coordinate with the New York Credit Union Foundation. A number of credit unions on the island are members of the New York Credit Union Association through the partnership programs facilitated by the World Council of Credit Unions.

More than ten thousand credit union staff and volunteers are potentially affected by these three disasters. In fact, the Cornerstone Credit Union Foundation has already distributed 1,090 “Phase I/Critical Needs” grants totaling $990,000.

“While the movement has already raised an impressive $1.8 million collectively to help credit union people, the recovery effort in all areas affected is expected to take months,” said Gigi Hyland, Foundation executive director. “Your continued donations will make a tremendous impact in helping people put their lives back together. The resounding support thus far is a shining example of the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’.”

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 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 Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, the funds will be used for any future credit union disaster relief efforts.

About the National Credit Union Foundation (
The National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) is the charitable arm of the U.S. credit union movement and works as a catalyst to improve people’s financial lives through credit unions. Through grants and programs, the Foundation is strengthening financial well-being, igniting passion and instilling knowledge about the credit union difference, and uniting resources to help credit union people during disaster. Donations to the Foundation ultimately enable credit unions to help their members reach life-changing goals and achieve financial freedom.

The National Credit Union Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization. The Foundation continues to earn the Better Business Bureau seal of approval as an “Accredited Charity” for meeting all 20 BBB Wise Giving Alliance Standards for national charities.