What CUs, Vendors Are Doing To Help
Symitar, San Diego, said its Episys solution clients can go to the members-only website to download a program that allows CUs to calculate and donate their interest earnings or a percentage thereof to the recovery. IQ CU VP Jim Morrell in Washington created the concept and contacted Symitar, which asked its programmers to write the software...Catholic FCU, Saginaw, Mich. donated $5,000 to the Diocese of Saginaw...The 11 branches of Credit Union of Texas are taking donations until October... Fort Belvoir FCU in Virginia sent a $6,600 donation to the Red Cross. Members donated $3,300 and FTBFCU made a 100% matching contribution...Technology CU in San Jose is offering members free domestic wire transfers to disaster areas, matching employee donations and providing CU volunteers to the Red Cross...Texans CU is taking donations at its 25 branches with 100% matching. Fifty CU employees volunteered to collect supplies over a weekend; employees who volunteered at local shelters were given time off from work and the CU is offering check cashing, advances, money orders and traveler's checks with no fee...Illiana Financial CU is collecting funds for the Red Cross...Sunshine State CU in Tallahassee is hosting a community-wide effort until October. The CU will match all contributions up to $100,000 with a $200,000 goal...E-1 Financial CU in California is assisting the Red Cross...The University of Iowa Community CU will collect funds through September and match up to $2,500...Smart Financial CU in Houston is offering transaction assistance for shared branch network members at all of its branches...Portsmouth, N.H.-based Service CU made a $100,000 donation to the NCUF...Palmetto Cooperative Services is waiving all statement processing fees for its clients affected by Katrina...Langley FCU will match donations up to $1,000 with a goal of $100,000 total and is taking donations from members and the public until Oct. 31...Educational Employees CU is collecting money for the Red Cross and providing cash counting services for Fresno County Office of Education so school kids can donate in class...Greenville Heritage FCU in South Carolina is accepting cash, checks and member transfers, plus holding a blood drive to aid displaced people who've come to the Carolinas for safety...Lakeview CU held a casual dress day to raise funds, and matched the money raised...Seaboard CU donated $2,500 to the CSX Employee Disaster Relief Fund and is offering employees affected by Katrina short-term loans with special interest rates and free money orders or wire transfers...Portland Teachers CU, MaPS CU and iQ CU are collecting donations...OSU FCU gave $10,000 to the Red Cross, and CU staff started a fundraising drive to raise additional funds and place collection boxes in the lobby...Unitus Community CU has requested money from its board, is taking employee donations, has set up a Red Cross link on its website and established a method to collect donations from members at branches or through the call center...SELCO Community CU will match funds up to $10,000...Northwest Community CU is donating servers, monitors, VCRs, and other equipment as needed...The Oregon CU Foundation donated $2,500 to the NCUF fund...Klamath Falls Public Employees FCU has a drop box for cash donations...Mid Oregon FCU is taking donations at all branches...Rivermark Community CU is having a barbecue, with proceeds going to the Red Cross. The CU will match donations up to $1,000...First Tech CU will match donations for the Red Cross up to $100,000...Universal 1 CU members and employees donated $5,294.24 and the CU will match employee contributions through the end of October...Kauai Community FCU, Kauai Government Employees FCU, Kaumakani FCU, Kekaha FCU, Koloa Federal CU, McBryde FCU, Lihue CU and Kauai Teachers FCU have teamed with the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army to take donations from members and nonmembers...General CU has joined with the Indiana CU Foundation for donations and will match up to $1,000 in donations until the end of October...Tongass FCU is taking collections in Alaska...WGE FCU is taking cash donations...Christian Community CU members used credit and debit cards to donate more than $50,000 to five separate relief efforts...Suncoast Schools FCU will match all donations made through Sept. 30, above its initial donations of $100,000...Ent FCU employees in Colorado Springs bought the right to wear jeans at work, raising more than $2,800 with the CU matching cash. Ent is also matching individual donations and taking cash at all 20 branches...Affinity FCU is taking and matching member donations...Space Coast CU in Florida is taking cash for United Way and the Red Cross.