Trio Is Recognized For Work In Wake Of Katrina

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The National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) will honor a trio of credit union executives for their work in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. The NCUF said it will present Anchor Awards to Louisiana Credit Union League President Anne Cochran, Mississippi Credit Union Association President Charles Elliott, and Florida Credit Union League President Guy Hood for their "extraordinary strength and perseverance in helping credit unions recover from the worst natural disaster in American history-Hurricane Katrina." The award will be presented during a special ceremony as part of the 2006 Herb Wegner Memorial Awards Dinner, Feb. 26 at the Hilton Washington.

"To scores of credit unions, thousands of credit union employees, and hundreds of thousands of credit union members, these courageous heroes have served as anchors holding the Gulf Coast credit union movement together," said NCUF Executive Director Steve Delfin.

"As credit union employees in Louisiana and Mississippi were struggling to survive, Cochran and Elliott worked day and night to ensure that their members had access to safe food, water, and shelter," the NCUF said. "Though suffering themselves from their own personal losses, Cochran and Elliott devoted every ounce of their energy to helping others. And as NCUF activated its Disaster Relief Fund, Hood volunteered his experience ...gained responding to severe hurricanes that recently ravaged parts of Florida."

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