Long Island’s largest credit union, the 211,000-member Bethpage FCU said Wednesday afternoon that its 26 branches are now operational and it now is adding fundraising to its relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
The $5.1 billion Bethpage said it will match all donations to the Bethpage Disaster Relief Fund at the United Way of Long Island up to $50,000.
Checks can be mailed to Bethpage Federal Credit Union, c/o Community Development at 899 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, N.Y. 11714.
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Bethpage said it also has donated $25,000 to the American Red Cross Relief Operation for Hurricane Sandy to help provide meals, water, supplies and comfort to those in need following the hurricane.
“We at Bethpage send our thoughts and prayers out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, and pledge our commitment to do everything we can to help our community get through this difficult time,” said Bethpage FCU President/CEO Kirk Kordeleski.
The credit union also is offering emergency home equity loans, auto loans, lines of credit and credit cards.
“Bethpage is also working to quickly review new loan applications and requests to modify existing loans to help our community members get access to the money they need to rebuild and repair,” the credit union said in a statement.