Twenty five Hawaii credit unions have now signed on to a statewide disaster relief effort, “Aloha for Japan,” led by Gov. Neil Abercrombie and demonstrating again that Hawaii feels the impact of the catastrophe more than any other state.
Autoland Inc. said that for each vehicle purchased through the car-buying CUSO, it will donate a portion to assist those impacted by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The relief effort by credit unions to aid victims of the Japanese disaster continued this week with Western Bridge Corporate waiving international wire fees for CUs acting on behalf of their members.
When Japan was rocked by the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11,
Hawaii’s two largest credit unions have now joined their peers in California and elsewhere in waiving international wire fees for members sending funds to friends and families in disaster-stricken Japan.
The $726 million Altura Credit Union of Riverside, Calif., is contributing support to the Japan Relief Fund effort for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
More California credit unions were making arrangements Wednesday to help their members donate funds to victims of the Japanese earthquake disaster through special Red Cross accounts and online vehicles.
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American Heritage Federal Credit Union, Philadelphia, helped the Philadelphia Charter Academy kick off its "Bring Your Own Bag" project recently.
Michigan Credit Unions, Detroit, are hosting a 75-part marathon event to provide financial education services to the surrounding community. The weeklong initiative, known as Money Smart Week, was started at a kick-off breakfast held at