They huddled together in the vault while the violent tornado was obliterating everything around them, including the 6,387-square-foot Moore, Okla., branch and the cars in the parking lot.
Oklahoma credit unions offer special terms for storm shelter loans, before and after death, destruction in Moore.
Ohio, Kansas organizations join effort in wake of devastation.
The $1.2 billion credit union in Pensacola, Fla., said all funds collected will be sent to the American Red Cross.
Alabama credit union in area that has seen its own share of twister terror, steps up to help.
Branch manager recalls life inside a vault as tornado destroys all around.
Life-saving Tinker FCU vault now emptied of cash but still not ready for member access to personal documents.
Insurer said it has been working in Kansas, Missouri and Iowa as well as tornado-stricken Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.
Vault protected 22 lives at Tinker FCU branch. Credit union says four employees lost homes.
The NCUA on Tuesday afternoon activated its disaster relief policy in response to the devastating storms in Oklahoma.