Relief for Haitian earthquake victims continues to roll in from industry donors. According to World Council of Credit Unions spokesman Mike Muckian, donations through the National Credit Union Foundation's CUAid program had reached $261,500 by mid-day today. Today, the Credit Union Executives Society announced a donation of $15,000 toward the cause.
CUES President/CEO Fred Johnson said his organization felt strongly about the cause, because Caribbean credit union executives were the genesis for CUES International Leadership Academy, and are important leaders in their communities and the financial industry.
The $8 billion SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union also announced a large donation to CUAid today, in the amount of $25,000.
"Credit unions were founded on the philosophy of 'people helping people,' and this is certainly a time when many need our assistance," said Rudy Hanley, SchoolsFirst president and CEO.
Credit union advocacy apparel company CU*SWAG announced it will donate 100% of tomorrow's profits to CUAid, as part of a fundraising 'Wear and Share to Help Haiti Heal' Day.