A walk through CUAid history: 2005 Hurricane Katrina

June marks the beginning of hurricane season and at the Foundation, we are trying to raise awareness for disaster preparedness all month. While it’s something that you hope never happens to you, it’s important to be armed and ready in case it does.

At the Foundation, we work to ignite, inspire, and respond. These are our three pillars of critical work that we do, with the last part – respond – referring to disaster relief. As a catalyst in the credit union movement, the Foundation often convenes resources to help people. CUAid is a great example of this as it brings the entire industry together to respond to those in need.

We want to take a walk through history this month looking back and remembering some of the biggest natural disasters that have affected our credit union family. The first time that we helped pull the credit union system together was in response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The effects of Katrina were beyond devastating.


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