Texas Credit Unions Continue To ReachOut
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas - (09/07/05) Credit unions in Texas continue tomount aggressive efforts to assist credit unions in neighboringgulf states that are hurting from Hurricane Katrina. The state hastaken in more than 100,000 displaced residents from Louisiana, andmembers of the Houston Chapter have been working to help those whohave taken refuge in that citys Astrodome. Texascredit unions have proven their capacity for giving, but there isconcern as far as how much they can provide hurricane victims andstill stay in compliance, said Texas league CEO DickEnsweiler. We have reaffirmed with NCUA that credit unionsmay offer services to the extent consistent with safe and soundoperating practices. Credit unions in the state have beenwaiving ATM fees and cashing out-of-state and non-member checks.JSC Credit Union in Houston purchased supplies to help two RedCross shelters in the city deal with refugees.