On Thursday, the National Credit Union Foundation opened CUAid to receive disaster relief funds to help credit union employees and volunteers affected by Hurricane Michael.
The Category 4 hurricane ripped through Florida and parts of Georgia on Wednesday and continued through to the Carolinas on Thursday, leaving a path of destruction in its wake. The storm left buildings collapsed, hospitals damaged and more than a million homes and businesses without electricity, according to a New York Times article. At least seven people died as a result of Hurricane Michael.
Credit unions throughout Georgia and Florida as well as the League of Southeastern Credit Union office in Tennessee all closed Tuesday in preparation for the storm. It’s unclear what kind of damage the credit unions or their employees suffered as of Thursday afternoon.
“With Hurricane Michael arriving as Florida’s strongest storm in over 25 years, we are opening CUAid to begin raising funds to assist credit union people in their recovery,” said GiGi Hyland, executive director of the Foundation. “We hope the credit union movement will once again show their support and cooperative spirit in assisting those who have been affected by this natural disaster.
The Foundation’s CUAid fund will be used for any credit union employee and volunteer affected by the hurricane. Click here to donate.