Hurricane Sandy: NJCUL Shares Offers of Help From Industry
The New Jersey Credit Union League released a list Thursday of credit unions, vendors and other organizations that are offering free assistance and services to credit unions that have been impacted by Superstorm Sandy.
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Meanwhile, CUAid said it has received more than $24,000 in less than 24 hours since it began its campaign to help credit union staff and family.
“The response to our call for donations yesterday has been truly inspiring with donations from $25 to $10,000. $24,000 has already been raised in less than 24 hours from credit unions to assist credit union people affected by Hurricane Sandy along the East Coast,” said Christopher Morris of the National Credit Union Foundation.
And here is the list provided by the NJCUL:
- Thomas O'Shea, president/CEO of Aspire FCU headquartered in Clark, N.J., has communicated to the NJCUL that the credit union has come through the storm without power loss and is offering its extra office space, cubicles, and Internet access (outside the credit union's secure network) to local credit unions.
The credit union can accommodate approximately 10 to 20 employees in cubicles, conference rooms, and offices. Those interested can contact Thomas O'Shea at Thomas.OShea@aspirefcu.org or cell (908) 403-3666 or contact League President/CEO Paul Gentile at email@example.com.
- Bo McDonald, president of Your Marketing Company, can assist small credit unions that are short on resources and need assistance with PR or marketing to notify members of closings, re-openings, account access information. Your Marketing Company will make its team available free of charge to assist while they work through whatever issues Sandy may have caused. Contact Bo McDonald at (864) 230-1923 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The email marketing CUSO DigitalMailer, Inc. has also offered its communication suite of email, text and voice services to New Jersey credit unions free of charge. For more information, contact Ron Daly at (703) 733-0339 ext. 102 or at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Carolyn Warden, a former NCUA examiner and a former CU CEO, offered to donate copies of her record retention and destruction manual to credit unions that have to reclaim/reorganize their stored records so they can determine which records need to be salvaged and which do not. To request a copy, please contact Carolyn Warden at email@example.com or (224)656-6081.
- East Coast Solutions has offered discounted services to credit unions needing assistance. Credit unions can call 800-398-2292 ext. 151.
- NCUA Chairman Debbie Matz contacted NJCUL to offer assistance. Matz stated that NCUA wants to do what it can to make sure that the residents of N.J. have access to their accounts. Please contact NJCUL if there is anything NCUA can do to help.
“We at the league hope that everyone is safe and sound,” said NJCUL President/CEO Paul Gentile. “Please contact us with an update on your credit union’s operations and if there is any assistance you need.”