In Hurricane Idalia’s Wake, LSCU and SECUF are Here for You

In the aftermath of Hurricane Idalia, we hope you and your teams are safe and sound. Your well-being remains our utmost priority, and we’re here to extend our support to you, your staff, and your volunteers as you begin the recovery process. 

If the storm has brought disruptions or damage your way, please know that we stand ready to assist. Our aim is to provide resources and guidance that can aid your recovery and help you get back on your feet. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to fill out the Credit Union Status Report Form This form allows us to quickly assess and coordinate relief efforts for our impacted credit unions. 

“In the face of adversity brought by Hurricane Idalia, the strength of our credit union community shines brighter than ever. This morning, two caravans of LSCU employees left for Perry to ensure impacted credit unions and their teams have the support and resources needed to begin their recovery and repairs, and we’re currently preparing another crew to assist credit unions in southern Georgia,” shared Samantha Beeler, President of LSCU. “As we mobilized the Southeast Disaster Coordinating Council this week, it is clear the credit union community is united in support of one another’s recovery efforts. We understand the challenges you’re facing, and we’re committed to standing by your side as you rebuild and restore.” 

In the immediate aftermath, we understand that power outages can create additional challenges. We have begun delivering generators to impacted credit unions and their staff. Additional generators are available for any of your staff or volunteers who are without power. Their safety and health are vital, and we’re here to help alleviate any immediate concerns. Please reach out to us if you are interested in receiving one. You can email us at or 

The Southeast Credit Union Foundation (SECUF) has established disaster relief funds for your staff and volunteers who require further assistance. These funds encompass necessities like food, water, shelter, and more, providing support for both immediate and long-term recovery. The SECUF Disaster Relief Fund grant portal will open Friday, September 1, 2023. Impacted credit unions, their staff members, and volunteers can access the grant application here.  

“The Southeast Credit Union Foundation has a history of supporting credit unions, their dedicated staff, and volunteers during times of need,” said Bobbi Grady, Director of the Foundation. “Through our past efforts, we’ve provided generators, vital everyday necessities and supplies, and monetary grants to ensure the well-being of those affected by disasters. This is a tangible step forward in our ongoing mission to aid credit unions and their communities on their journey to recovery.” 

Your dedication and resilience are truly commendable. Remember, you’re not navigating this journey alone. Reach out to us for any form of support, whether it’s guidance, assistance, or simply a listening ear. As always, LSCU and SECUF appreciate your committed support. You can make donations to these disaster relief efforts here. 

Written by
Lizeth George
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The League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates represents nearly 300 credit unions throughout Alabama, Florida, and Georgia. It has a combined total of almost $200 billion in assets and 12.4 million members. LSCU provides advocacy, compliance services, education and training, cooperative initiatives, and communications.

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