Redwood Credit Union offers earthquake assistance programs

Special Loans Available to Napa Area Residents Affected by Earthquake

NAPA, CA (August 27, 2013) — Redwood Credit Union (RCU) is offering special assistance to residents in the Napa area who have been affected financially by the recent earthquake, including an interest-free earthquake relief loan of up to $5,000 for 12 months to help with unexpected expenses resulting from Sunday’s earthquake. Other types of loans are also available to assist local residents and businesses with earthquake-related financial issues.

“When natural disasters occur, many people find themselves burdened by unexpected expenses that can cause financial distress,” said Brett Martinez, President & CEO of Redwood Credit Union. “We are offering assistance through these loans to give local earthquake victims peace of mind so they can resume their normal lives as they recover from this unfortunate event. We’re here to help.”

Napa area residents can learn more and apply for an earthquake assistance loan by visiting any Redwood Credit Union branch, or calling 1 (800) 479-7928, ext. 65588.

In addition to special funding programs, Redwood Credit Union is accepting monetary donations at all 17 of their branch locations and through their call center at 1 (800) 479-7928 for American Red Cross earthquake relief.

RCU’s Napa branch, located at 1705 First Street, near the downtown area, experienced no reported damage and is open to serve the community.

About Redwood Credit Union
Founded in 1950, Redwood Credit Union is a full-service financial institution providing personal and business banking to anyone living or working in the North Bay or San Francisco. As a financial cooperative focused on people not profit, RCU offers complete financial services including checking and savings accounts, auto and home loans, credit cards, online and mobile banking, business services, commercial and SBA lending, investment and financial planning services and more. The Credit union also offers a variety of insurance products and discount auto sales through their wholly-owned subsidiary. RCU currently has nearly $2.4 billion in assets and serves over 237,000 Members with full-service branch locations from San Francisco to Ukiah, more than 30,000 fee-free network ATMs nationwide and convenient, free online and mobile banking. For more information, please call 1 (800) 479-7928 or visit  

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