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Generations FCU and Harland Clarke Lend Helping Hand in Wimberley — How You Can Help Too, June 13
Friday, June 12, 2015 7:00 AM

Wimberley Devastation

Nearly a dozen volunteers from Generations Federal Credit Union and Harland Clarke volunteered on Wednesday afternoon in the ongoing cleanup for the flood-ravaged town of Wimberley. The credit union, currently celebrating its 75th anniversary, annually provides paid volunteer hours for staff to contribute their time to worthy causes in the community.  The Wimberley cleanup day was organized by the Alamo Chapter of Credit Unions.

The Texas Hill Country town was heavily damaged by flooding during Memorial Day weekend with more than 400 homes damaged as a result of the Blanco river rising more than 28 feet in an hour and a half.

“It’s been nearly three weeks since the flooding; however, all of the volunteers from our group were stunned at the extent of the damage,” said Ashley Harris, board president of the Alamo Chapter of Credit Unions. “The cleanup will continue for months and we encourage anyone who is able to not only volunteer their time, but to also patronize the local stores in order to support the community economically as well.”

The volunteers were assigned to clean up the home of two local residents, a couple in their 80s, whose home was submerged by more than 12 feet and escaped the flooding by retreating to their attic. The volunteers raked insulation out of the yard, cleared debris, and pressure washed the entire front façade of the house, erasing the very prevalent flood line that was still visible.

“Watching the news really doesn’t put the damage into perspective, but actually seeing it first hand was a very eye-opening experience,” said Brian Fagen, account executive with Harland Clarke.

GFCU Volunteers Clean UpHOW YOU CAN HELP

The Alamo Chapter plans another cleanup day for Saturday, June 13. Can you help? Volunteers are needed. You can sign up in advance through the Alamo Chapter website at

The Wimberley Volunteer Resource Center has requested that the Alamo Chapter notify them in advance with the number of volunteers so they can organize and determine where to send people. This is necessary, especially for large groups, to make sure they have work for volunteers when they arrive and to send advance emails detailing what volunteers will need (e.g., jeans, closed-toed shoes, their own working tools, like rakes, etc.).

The Alamo Chapter will add future days as requested by the Wimberley Volunteer Resource Center.

About Generations Federal Credit Union
For 75 years, Generations Federal Credit Union has been an advocate of financial growth and development within the community, offering award-winning financial education classes, as well as products and services that truly make a difference.