Loans, extensions assist members in need during pandemic

Highest level of demand is for extending or skipping payments.

When Wisconsin instituted a stay at home order and schools shifted to online learning, a single father of two who didn’t own a computer had to figure out a way to ensure his children had the tools to continue learning during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Once the stay at home order was placed and school was postponed for the foreseeable future, I had to purchase a computer, desk, and chair,” the man says.

A brewery employee, the man is considered an essential worker. But the overtime he’s used to working has decreased and is affecting his finances.

The man is one of many who have gone to UW Credit Union in Madison, Wis., in search of financial assistance.

 

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