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Disaster Relief

Oregon Credit Union Community Rallies for Ukraine

It’s hard to believe just last summer, there was relative peace in Ukraine, and peace in the hearts of Olena Sheremetyeva’s family. Times were so good, Olena left her Salem, Oregon, home with her seven-year-old son Nicholas for a memorable trip to visit his grandparents in Kyiv. Now, no days are taken for granted by […]

Posted March 22, 2022 in Credit Union Response, Disaster Relief

Do You Know How to Prepare for Wildfires?

While Hotshot crews work gallantly to battle Oregon’s 400,000-plus acre Bootleg wildfire, hundreds of other blazes are burning across the Northwest. NWCUA’s Wildfire Resource Center provides information to prepare your credit union, employees, directors, and members for a wildfire in your area. Helpful links allow you to monitor every active wildfire in the region so […]

Posted July 27, 2021 in Disaster Relief

With Wildfire Season Upon Us, NWCUF is Here to Help

With unseasonably high temperatures and dry conditions across the Northwest, we’re already seeing wildfires across the region. Oregon’s Bootleg Fire is the largest in the nation, having already burned more than 360,000 acres. As if that weren’t enough, an estimated 90% of the area is experiencing drought conditions. Hopefully, your community will be spared from […]

Posted July 20, 2021 in Disaster Relief

Credit Unions and NWCUF Provide Disaster Relief for Members and Employees

5/28/2021 Over the past year, the Northwest faced extreme and unprecedented weather that caused widespread damage to homes and property. True to their “People Helping People” philosophy, credit unions responded quickly, dedicating financial support and other resources to assist their members and communities through these crises. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation joined in the effort […]

Posted June 2, 2021 in Disaster Relief

Credit Unions and NWCUF Provide Disaster Relief for Oregon Ice Storm Victims

3/9/2021 During Valentine’s Day weekend last month, Oregon experienced a devastating ice storm that led to the most widespread power outage in the state’s recorded history. The frigid storm brought uncharacteristically heavy snowfall and ice, causing trees to collapse and inflict damage on thousands of power lines and transformers. More than 330,000 Oregonians were left […]

Posted March 9, 2021 in Disaster Relief

Northwest Credit Unions and NWCUF Partner to Provide Timely Financial Assistance

Credit unions are founded on the “People Helping People” philosophy. That core principle was never more apparent than it was this year, as people looked to credit unions for support. During the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic early this spring, and in September, when wildfires ravaged parts of the Northwest, thousands found themselves in need […]

Posted November 18, 2020 in Asset Building, Community Impact, Credit Union Response, Disaster Recover, Disaster Relief, NWCUF

Northwest Credit Unions, Partners, and Individuals Raise $100,000 Through NWCUF Disaster Relief Program

A series of wildfires ravaged the Northwest earlier this month, burning thousands of acres, taking several lives and injuring many others, destroying homes, and displacing hundreds. Immediately, credit unions jumped into action to help their members and employees impacted by the devastation, even as they grappled with their own evacuations, branch closures, and property damage. […]

Posted September 24, 2020 in Disaster Relief, NWCUF

Northwest Credit Union Foundation Activates Disaster Relief Amid Devastating Wildfires

An unprecedented series of wildfires fed by intense winds has devastated communities across the Northwest this month, causing death and injuries, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes, destroying property, and interrupting services to consumers. The Northwest Credit Union Foundation has activated its disaster relief program to assist credit unions and their employees impacted by […]

Posted September 14, 2020 in Disaster Relief, NWCUF