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Southeastern Credit Union Foundation makes $25,000 donation

The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF) presented the Red Cross of Alabama with a check for $25,000 on Wednesday, May 18, in Birmingham. The foundation visited the Red Cross Operations Center to make the presentation. The Operations Center was a fitting place since the Red Cross uses the center to hand out assignments for workers, medical and mental health professionals. It’s also used to deploy vehicles and the distribution of its vast array of supplies. It takes a lot of money to run the Operations Center and large donations keep the operation running smoothly.

“Our foundation has been working to help the needs of our credit union staff in Alabama,” said Southeastern Credit Union Foundation Chairman Joe McGee. “However, the need is so great across the state that we felt we needed to also reach out and offer as much assistance as we could to the residents of Alabama. Donating to the Red Cross will ensure as many people as possible are helped by this contribution.”

The SECUF is also continuing to assess the needs of credit union staff that have been affected by the storms. More than $30,000 in grants have been handed out to credit union staff, many of whom have lost everything. The SECUF is still accepting donations to its Disaster Relief fund and encourages all credit unions to contribute the National Credit Union Foundation’s CUAid fund, which the SECUF will match up to $100,000. Information on the Disaster Relief fund and CUAid can be found on the LSCU website at www.lscu.coop.

The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation is an affiliate of the League of Southeastern Credit Unions which is a trade association for more than 300 credit unions in Alabama and Florida and their more than 6 million members.

Southeastern Credit Union Foundation Executive Director Amber Tynan, Red Cross Deputy Director of AL Tornadoes Disaster Relief Operations James Tittle and Joe McGee, Chairman of the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation

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