NEW ORLEANS — For much of the country, the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall snuck up on them. It has indeed been a year and an extremely difficult one, if not the most difficult in history, for Louisiana credit unions.

But rather than focus on the struggles of the past year, more than 100 credit union volunteers and staff members gathered at the J.W. Marriott Hotel here Aug. 24 to celebrate the progress made since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the state one year ago. Hosted by the Louisiana Credit Union League, the event honored the countless credit unions and credit union organizations that have been instrumental in the recovery and progress made in the state’s credit union movement since the storm tragedies of 2005.

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