Three days of heavy rains have produced nationwide flooding and mudslides in El Salvador, displacing thousands and threatening more, including credit union members, the World Council of Credit Unions reported.
WOCCU said it is in contact with local authorities and FEDECACES, its partner credit union organization there, to assess how to best help those affected.
"WOCCU has worked with FEDECACES and the country's 30-plus credit unions, which serve more than 120,000 people, for many years," said Brian Branch, WOCCU executive vice president/chief operating officer. "We are now committed to helping El Salvador's citizens who are credit union members survive this crisis. Donations to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions will help us achieve this goal."
WOCCU has fostered relief and rebuilding efforts during past international disasters, including the December 2004 Asian tsunami and the February 2006 Philippine islands landslide. To support El Salvador's credit unions and their members through the international credit union disaster relief fund, donations may be made online with a credit card at www.woccu.org /give.