Central Oregon has been hard hit by wildfires the last couple of months. But we haven’t faced the kind of devastation seen from hurricanes on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts. More recently, and closer to home, Northern California has experienced horrendous losses from wildfires. Mid Oregon Credit Union would like to share with you an appeal from our regional association- The Northwest Credit Union Association (NWCUA) and our Foundation (NCUF)– will provide funds for CA fires to help some of those impacted by the recent California fires.
To learn more about the current conditions of the wildfires, read the LA Times article, “Fire loss total surges to 8,400 structures in Northern California“.
From the NWCUA
In recent weeks, natural disasters have devastated communities across our nation. From Puerto Rico to the Northwest, these disasters have left our friends and neighbors without food, water, and shelter.
The onslaught of these disasters has left many reeling, and your Northwest Credit Union Association and Foundation staff continue to be overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity and support coming from our member credit unions. From branches collecting care packages for hurricane victims to the generous monetary donations coming from across our region to support those impacted by Northwest wildfires, we are reminded daily of the impact this Credit Union Movement can have when we rally to support our communities.
In lockstep with your own generosity, your Northwest Credit Union Foundation committed funds to support Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We also seeded a match fund for Northwest wildfires that was quickly surpassed due to your generosity.
Today, the Northwest Credit Union Foundation is once again committing funds and asking you to join us in supporting our credit union family impacted by the wildfires raging through California. We have been in close communication with our colleagues in the California/Nevada League, and have heard how dire the situation is for so many credit unions and credit union people. Hundreds of credit union employees have experienced a total loss of their homes, and credit unions have lost branches to these devastating fires.
Please join us once again in supporting our credit union family during this time of unfathomable loss. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is committing $5,000 to the National Credit Union Foundation’s CUAID campaign. We know you have already been so generous over the past few weeks, and we appreciate any support you can provide to help victims of the California wildfires.
If you wish to donate to this fund, click here. Note: You will have the opportunity to choose from the following for your donation to provide funds for CA fire victims:
- General Disaster Relief (Calif. Wildfires, Harvey, Irma and/or Maria Relief)*
- Hurricane Irma Relief
- Tropical Storm Harvey Relief
* The General Disaster Relief Fund goes to credit union people affected by any disaster, now or later, giving the Foundation flexibility to direct funds to where they are needed most. The Irma & Harvey options are for donations designated to credit union people affected by that disaster specifically per National Credit Union Foundation policies.