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At right, James Hunter director of real estate lending for New Orleans Firemen's FCU, at left, NOFFCU's President/CEO Judy DeLucca loading supplies for hurricane victims. At right, James Hunter director of real estate lending for New Orleans Firemen’s FCU; at left, NOFFCU’s President/CEO Judy DeLucca loading supplies for hurricane victims. (Photo credit: Jessica Rocco)

Three days after Hurricane Ida made landfall in southern Louisiana on Sept. 1, six of the nine branches of the $226 million New Orleans Firemen’s Federal Credit Union in Metairie, remained closed and 50 of its 100 employees could not return to their homes.

The credit union, which serves more than 26,000 members, knew that with each employee that could be brought back meant more first responders and their families could be served, according to Leo Vaulin, CEO of the Fairhope, Ala.-based CUSO CU*SOUTH.

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