Disaster Relief Support

The Disaster Relief Fund is a resource for credit unions and communities that are in need of assistance because of a disastrous event. Through the years, the Foundation has worked with the National Credit Union Foundation, state and local government officials and credit unions in reaching those in need during times of disaster. More than $2 million has been awarded in Disaster Relief grants since the Foundation’s disaster fund was established.

2016

In 2016, $100,000 was disbursed in the Carolinas after Hurricane Matthew in the form of quick impact grants to credit union employees and members as well as grants to Community Foundations for ongoing recovery efforts.

2017

In 2017, hurricanes and wildfires created unsurmountable destruction and a total of $558,000 was donated by the credit union industry in the Carolinas. A factor that enhanced local contributions was the Carolinas Foundation’s decision to implement a grant-matching campaign following each call for aid by the National Credit Union Foundation and the World Council of Credit Union. In total, the Carolinas Foundation provided $15,000 in support with its matched grant initiatives for credit unions impacted in 2017. $537,300 came from credit unions directly and close to $6,000 was provided by credit union members and employees. Click here to view the list of 2017 Disaster Relief Fund donors.

Need Our Help?

If you are a credit union employee or volunteer in the Carolinas who has sustained damage in a disaster, please contact Lauren Whaley for a grant application.

Want To Donate?

The Foundation does not charge a fee to administer the Disaster Relief Fund, This means that each donation or contribution is disbursed dollar-for-dollar. If you would like to contribute to the disaster fund, please forward your check to:

Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Attention: Disaster Relief4100 Mendenhall Oaks Parkway, Suite 130 High Point, NC 27265