Ridgecrest, Calif. Ridgecrest, Calif., the site of two recent powerful earthquakes. (Source: Shutterstock)

The $40 million Desert Valleys Federal Credit Union headquartered in Ridgecrest, Calif., near the epicenter of two recent earthquakes, sprang into action to help local families impacted by the Southern California earthquakes.

The first 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck near Ridgecrest on July 4, and a 7.1 magnitude quake struck the subsequent day in the same area, it was the strongest to hit the region in 20 years. The quake could be felt in cities as far away as Phoenix, Ariz., according to the Associated Press.

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