FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boulder Valley Credit Union Donates to the
Relief Effort for Fire Victims in Colorado
Boulder, CO, Monday July 2, 2012—Boulder Valley Credit Union has donated $2,500 to CUAid, a disaster relief system through the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) to raise money for credit union families affected by disasters. BVCU’s funds will specifically assist in the relief efforts for the many credit union victims and families of the dozen plus wildfires in Colorado, including Boulder and Larimer Counties, as well as the High Park fire in the Fort Collins area and the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs, which are the two largest and destructive wildfires at this time.
NCUF is coordinating efforts with the Mountain West Credit Union Association of Colorado, to channel collected donations to effectively distribute funds to the credit union employees, members, and their families in the affected areas. 100% of donated funds collected through CUAid - every cent of every dollar - goes to wildfire disaster relief for credit union families in Colorado.
The High Park Fire, which has been burning since June 9, 2012 is the second largest fire and the second most destructive fire in Colorado history on record. The Waldo Canyon fire is now the most destructive fire in Colorado history which has already taken 346 homes. “With this magnitude of devastation, impact and emotional toll on families, and displacement in our Colorado Communities, Boulder Valley Credit Union is inspired to be a part of our community’s assistance programs in light of this implausible event,” said Rick Allen, President/CEO of Boulder Valley Credit Union.
Since 1959, Boulder Valley Credit Union has been committed to our deep-rooted philosophy of People Helping People. We have always been there to help out when our community is in need and our friends need help. Our prayers go out to all of the victims of these wildfires.
For more information or to make a donation, please visit www.CUAid.coop.
About Boulder Valley Credit Union:
Boulder Valley Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit, eco-conscious financial cooperative. BVCU was founded in 1959 to serve the employees of the Boulder Valley School District. With its deep-rooted philosophy of People Helping People, today, its diversified membership includes employees and members from over 400 groups in Boulder County and the Estes Park communities. BVCU is committed to helping its members achieve their financial goals by offering better rates on savings and loans, lower fees, and professional, impartial consumer information. BVCU manages over $247 million in assets from over 19,000 members. BVCU provides services to its members through the largest national network of over 4,500 CU Service Centers, over 28,000 CO-OP ATMs, a call center, and a website: www.bvcu.org.
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