Credit Union Execs Sought To Provide 'Financial Triage'
The Texas Credit Union Foundation (TCUF) said it is partnering with Hope Coalition America and Texas Saves to recruit volunteers in the state to join the HOPE Corps and provide "financial triage" help for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Hope Coalition America works in conjunction with FEMA, the Red Cross and other local and national agencies to assist natural disaster victims with such tasks as obtaining lost or destroyed personal identification and Social Security numbers, emergency budget management and credit counseling, assistance in working with creditors, etc. Volunteers are needed to provide financial guidance and assistance at FEMA Disaster Recovery Sites, local shelters and interim housing sites. Those interested in signing up can visit www.operationhope.org.