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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - (08/31/05) -- The Florida CU League continues toassess the damage to CUs in the Miami and Ft. Lauderdale area butis also putting together an emergency fund to help out creditunions in the harder-hit Gulf Coast-including a portion of theFlorida Panhandle but primarily Louisiana and Mississippi. "It isapparent, at this hour, looking at the devastation that HurricaneKatrina is causing in states to our west that four states, andpossibly a number of their credit unions, will need our help,"wrote FCUL CEO Guy Hood. "Credit unions in Louisiana, Mississippi,Alabama, and our own state of Florida have taken the full brunt ofthe storm's fury and I know that most of you will want to help asmuch as you can. Credit unions throughout the country were verygenerous last year in our hour of need. Soon, we'll have anopportunity to return that generosity." Hood said the league iswaiting to from the leagues in Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippito learn the extent of the damage suffered and how credit unions inFlorida can help.

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