Friday, October 26, 2018

Hurricane Relief: Swift Response Helps Credit Unions Start Road to Recovery


It is never easy witnessing the aftermath of a catastrophic weather event, and our thoughts are with everyone impacted by Hurricane Florence and, most recently, Hurricane Michael. Our employees are eager to help those in need at times like these. 

To support recovery efforts for the many credit unions affected, our disaster response teams were deployed quickly to credit unions throughout the impacted areas to provide a strategic and coordinated response. Once there, they evaluated initial assessments and delivered informed, expert decisions to guide our credit union partners through recovery efforts—and start the process of resuming operations. Despite the complexities, our teams brought relief, trust, and clarity to a chaotic situation.

“Our claims team was laser-focused and responded with immediate resolution and security for our customers, said Michael McKinley, Sr. Manager, Claims. “Our customers have been reassured we are here for them and we will walk them through the entire claim process until they are fully up and running; it will be a long road ahead for many credit unions in the Panama City area.”

To further support recovery efforts for Hurricane Florence and Hurricane Michael, the CUNA Mutual Foundation has committed $50,000 to The National Credit Union Foundation's CUAid relief fund, which provides additional resources and financial aid to credit unions during disaster recovery efforts

If you’d like to join us and help credit unions and the many people affected by these devastating storms, here are a few ways you can make an immediate impact:

At CUNA Mutual Group, we’re committed to providing support now and in the months to come as recovery efforts move forward. It is times like these that the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” comes to life—and we are proud to serve and be a part of it.

Together we can make a difference.