Disaster Relief Resources

In times of natural disasters, concern for our credit unions and the communities they serve is a top priority for the League of Southeastern Credit Unions & Affiliates (LSCU) and the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation (SECUF). In an effort to meet the needs of our credit unions in times of disaster, the SECUF has a disaster relief fund that is available to assist our credit unions, staff, and board members.

Disaster Relief Donations

Contributions and donations are currently being accepted.

Disaster Relief Fund Pledge:

Disaster Relief Grants

Grants are available to fund emergency needs, as well as long-term and ongoing needs. Be sure to review the SECUF Disaster Relief Grant Application Guidelines before completing an application.

Disaster Relief Grant Application:

Credit Union Status Report and Disaster Resources

Credit Union Closures

Use the Status Update Report form to update the League on the status of your credit union following a disaster. The document is a PDF that can be completed electronically. This will help the LSCU assist credit unions quicker following a disaster.

The Florida Bar is providing free legal assistance for Hurricane Irma issues.

Florida Chamber of Commerce Update on Irma

Preparation
FEMA Disaster Assistance
Re-Opening Checklist
Steps After Flooding for Temporary Branch and Rebuilding

The Disaster Hotline is available 24/7 for your credit union’s use. This hotline was set up specifically as a way to provide information to your credit union’s employees during a disaster such as a hurricane or other disaster in which your credit union’s primary communications are down.

CUNA Disaster Relief Resources

CUNA has developed, with the assistance of the Cornerstone League, a disaster mutual aid community on www.CUNA.coop. This resource was launched after Hurricane Irma and Harvey and will be open to credit unions to ask for help and others to offer material and other assistance. Needs will be matched with offers of help.

CUNA, PSCU, and CO-OP have partnered in a collaborative effort to launch a call center to facilitate credit unions getting information to their members in the wake of a disaster. Call center operators will monitor web sites and information compiled by the LSCU in order to assist consumers with information about operating status, ATM and shared-branch locations, and other important information. Numbers are:

  • (866) 564-3519
  • (844) 897-2060 (with service options for hearing impaired)

NCUA Disaster Preparedness Resources

The NCUA has a number of resources to help credit unions plan out their disaster plan. The NCUA suggests that federally chartered credit unions review their plan on a regular basis and also have a “dry run” to ensure the credit union is prepared in case a disaster hits.

The state of Alabama and the state of Florida also have very good resource pages that credit unions should bookmark and refer to during times of natural disasters.