Eagle Community Credit Union donates $10K to Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund
Members and Local Residents Can Also Donate
ORANGE COUNTY, CA (March 31, 2022) — Eagle Community Credit Union has donated $10,000 to the Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund through the Worldwide Foundation of Credit Unions to directly support short and long-term impacts to Ukraine’s credit union system, including displaced credit union employees, members, and challenges to the country’s credit union system over the long term.
“Credit unions are about helping people helping people,” said CEO Scott Rains. “With the events unfolding in Ukraine, many people are suddenly refugees with no place to call home. This donation, along with others from the credit union movement, will assist Ukrainian credit union members and employees with much needed assistance.”
Individuals wishing to make a personal donation to the Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund should text CUS4UKRAINE to 44-321 to donate. The foundation is leveraging its global network to identify immediate priority areas where funding can be used.
Credit unions have a long history of working together to support communities during disasters at home and abroad. Brought on by war, the current emergency in Ukraine is no different as it affects residents, workers and their families through hardship and isolation. Eagle Community Credit Union stands with others across the world and remains committed to supporting Ukraine’s humanitarian plight as local credit unions, staff and members are besieged by a lack of food, water, housing, and other supplies and operational resources.
“We are honored to be involved in such an effort,” Rains added. “This is just one example of why credit unions exist — to take care of their members and so many others within the communities they serve.”
About Eagle Community Credit Union
Founded in 1937, Eagle Community Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative with six branch locations in Orange County, CA. Anyone who lives, works, worships, or goes to school in Orange County can become a member. Eagle is committed to helping members improve their financial well-being through quality products, service excellence and Member satisfaction. For more information please visit www.eaglecu.org.