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After nearly one week since Hurricane Maria raked its way across Puerto Rico, credit union organizations on the mainland continue to have problems receiving updates from the island. According to an email conversation sent to CU Times between WOCCU officials and Christopher Morris, director of communications for the National Credit Union Foundation, “Communication has been virtually impossible.”

As of now, CUAid is still active for credit unions located on the U.S. mainland that were impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but so far the disaster relief fund has not been activated for credit unions in Puerto Rico. According to Morris, “Puerto Rico is a unique situation” and discussions about relief work between WOCCU and the National Credit Union Foundation are still ongoing as information from the decimated island has been slow to arrive.

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