The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) and others in the credit union movement have begun rallying around the relief efforts to help Haiti’s 175 credit unions, their employees and volunteers, and their members impacted by Tuesday’s deadly earthquake.
As of Thursday afternoon, about 24 hours after the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions and the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) activated their sites for collecting donations, more than $83,570 combined had been contributed from the credit union movement.
Haiti’s 175 credit unions serve more than 400,000 members, according to WOCCU.
According to the International Red Cross, up to three million people have been affected, and the death toll is feared to be in the thousands. Many victims are sleeping in the streets.
All donations made via CUAid.coop will be forwarded to credit union organizations in affected areas through NCUF, which is a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
For more information or to donate, visit CUAid.coop and click on “Donate Now.”