Atlantic FCU Employee Receives NCUF Grant to Aid with Hurricane Irene Damages

Wednesday, November 02, 2011 11:54:00 AM

KENILWORTH, N.J. - Sandy Hilenski, Accounting Manager at Atlantic Federal Credit Union, was recently the recipient of a $1,500 grant from the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) through CUAid to help her with some of the financial losses she incurred from flooding due to Hurricane Irene. Hilenski, who has been with the credit union for nearly 14 years, sustained damages to her home during the hurricane.

NJCUL President/CEO and NCUF Board Member Paul Gentile presents an NCUF grant check to Atlantic FCU Accounting Manager Sandy Hilenski.

"I am very grateful to the NCUF for this grant," said Hilenski. "It will definitely help offset some of the financial losses that my family has incurred due to flooding caused by Hurricane Irene at my home in Edison, N.J."

NJCUL President/CEO and NCUF Board Member Paul Gentile recently visited Atlantic FCU to present the check to Hilenski.

"This is a great example of the National Credit Union Foundation helping someone in need whose life was severely disrupted by the significant flooding to her home from the effects of Hurricane Irene," said Gentile.

After the hurricane struck in August, NCUF activated the online disaster relief system CUAid.coop to raise money for credit union people along the East Coast affected by Hurricane Irene. Through CUAid, credit union supporters in every state can make donations through the secured Web site to support other credit union people. CUAid provided grants to fund insurance deductibles and items not covered by insurance or federal aid for credit union people affected by the hurricane.

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