We have been closely monitoring the path of Hurricane Ian and coordinating with the Southeast Disaster Coordinating Council to ensure we are best assisting credit unions impacted by this severe weather.
If you are able, please let us know at your earliest convenience of any mobile branches you may be willing to loan or if you have any recovery equipment you may be able to send to credit unions in need.
In the meantime, please be aware that the Southeast Credit Union Foundation (SECUF) has Disaster Relief Funds available to assist credit unions, employees, and volunteers who may be impacted. Grants are available to fund emergency needs as well as long-term recovery efforts. These needs include, but are not limited to the following items:
- Critical needs: items for daily living such as food, water, ice, batteries, clothing, diapers, temporary shelters, gas, and transportation.
- Longer-term recovery needs: assistance rebuilding or relocating to a new home, replacing lost vehicles and household items.
Disaster relief funds can be applied for here.
Additionally, the National Credit Union Administration has urgent need grants up to $7,500 available for low-income institutions and the National Credit Union Foundation’s disaster relief program, CUAid, is available to provide emergency funds to credit union employees and volunteers affected by natural disasters.
You can donate to CUAid at any time. Every penny contributed goes directly to credit union employees and volunteers in the event of a natural disaster.