Redstone Federal Credit Union’s financial relief to victims of the April 27 tornadoes which ravaged north Alabama is nearing $100,000.
The totals include funds directed to the League of Southeastern Credit Unions Foundation as well as recent contributions of $56,487 to the American Red Cross and $15,889 to the Salvation Army.
Funds were solicited from members through online donations or branch visits with Redstone making corporate contributions to the agencies as well.
“You can say we’ve tried to step up to the plate in a major way to help those who suffered so much because of the tragedy,” Joyce Dye, senior vice president-communications of the $3 billion Huntsville CU, said Tuesday.
The president/CEO of Redstone, Joseph H. Newberry, said although the CU has always responded to natural disasters, “the April 27 tornadoes really hit home with its members.”
“Over the years, whenever there has been a need, we have seen our members and the community as a whole generously reach into their pockets and give from their hearts,” Newberry said.
“By establishing accounts for both the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, and matching the funds donated to those accounts up to $25,000, the credit union certainly answered the call of these incredible organizations,” he said.