Abbey Credit Union awards $12,500 to Dayton families

Multiple Dayton families affected by Memorial Day tornadoes receive funds to rebuild

VANDALIA, OH (August 19, 2019) — Abbey Credit Union will end up helping 50 families in the Dayton area up to $250 per household for insurance deductible or home repair gift cards following the devastating Memorial Day tornadoes that have caused insured losses between $465 million and $480 million, according to the Ohio Insurance Institute, based on surveys of insurers.

According to the OII, more than 30,000 claims have been filed for the storms that hit Ohio between May 27 and 28. Dayton was hardest hit with the storms that reached wind speeds of 170 mph and spawned 19 tornadoes.

“Quote from Blanca Ortiz”: “It’s truly members helping members,” said Ortiz. “It’s the mission of credit unions in action—we take care of each other and our communities. That’s the credit union way.”

Most of the money provided by Abbey Credit Union was received as grant from the Ohio Credit Union Foundation. The Foundation raises money at several events throughout the year with its member credit unions and then redistributes that money as grants through the Foundation.

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About Abbey Credit Union

Abbey Credit Union was organized in 1937 and is a nonprofit financial organization. We have 2 convienent branch locations in Vandalia and Troy. Abbey's goal is to help people help each other by promoting thrift through convenient, efficient savings plans and providing quick sources of credit. Abbey offers a variety of services for its members, with the most up-to-date technology to aid in easy and efficient managing of your account. Some of these services include Mobile Banking, Abbey@Home (online access to your account), Web BillPay to make loan payments whenever you choose, automatic bill pay through an electronic funds transfer system, ATM access with no surcharge when you use your Alliance One or MoneyPass card, and direct deposit.


Blanca Ortiz
VP Community and Business Development
Abbey Credit Union
800 Falls Creek Dr.
Vandalia, OH 45377
P: 937-414-6446
F: 937-898-7803

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