Disaster Relief Donations Encouraged as Need for Aid Continues
MADISON, Wis. – Since activating its online disaster relief system CUAid.coop a week ago on October 31, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) has already raised over $100,000 from the credit union community to assist credit union people along the East Coast affected by Hurricane Sandy.
“The devastation in New Jersey has impacted millions of people’s lives. We continue to deal with a gasoline shortage, lack of basic necessities for those who have lost their homes, and many are still without power. With the temperature dropping and a Nor’easter approaching later this week, we need resources to ensure basic needs are met for those most impacted,” said Paul Gentile, President/CEO of the New Jersey Credit Union League. “I have been touched by the outreach we have received from credit unions and credit union system organizations throughout the country. It is so valuable to have a fund like CU Aid available to concentrate fundraising efforts.”
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“In just seven days, we’ve raised over $100,000 with donations ranging from $10 to $10,000,” said Christopher Morris, NCUF Director of Communications. “It’s inspiring to see so many credit unions stepping up yet again to help those in need.”
Credit union supporters in every state can now make donations at www.cuaid.coop. CUAid is the only program of its kind that enables credit union employees, volunteers, and members, as well as credit unions and credit union organizations across the U.S., to contribute directly to support other credit union people.
Below are links to the documents New Jersey credit union employees, volunteers, and members should fill out to apply for CUAid grant funds:
More information on the CUAid grant process for New Jersey is available at www.njcul.org/cuaid.aspx.