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CUAid raises 25K for Colo. wildfire victims
MADISON, Wis. (7/11/12)--Since activating its online disaster relief system CUAid.coop on June 29, the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF) has raised more than $25,000 to assist credit union people affected by wildfires in Colorado.

As donations are posted through CUAid.coop, NCUF is coordinating with the Mountain West Credit Union Association (MWCUA) to distribute money efficiently to credit union employees and members in the affected areas.



"It's reported that the fire is 100% contained now, which is great news," said Scott Earl, MWCUA President/CEO. "However, there were more than 340 homes destroyed. Many families have been widely affected and will continue to need assistance and support for some time as they piece their community back together. The largest need right now for most organizations helping the evacuees and victims is financial."

The Waldo Canyon Fire has burned more than 18,247 acres since it started June 23, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office (Denver Post July 3). On July 5, the Colorado Department of Public Safety reported five active wildfires in the state.

Wildfires have also broken out in Utah, Wyoming and Montana.

Credit union supporters in every state can make donations through CUAid, a secure website that accepts credit cards and includes information on wire transfers and mail donations.

CUAid helps credit union employees, volunteers and members, as well as credit unions and state credit union foundations nationwide to contribute directly to support other involved in the credit union movement. All of the donations through CUAid go to credit union disaster relief.

CUAid was developed by NCUF in cooperation with state credit union foundations, state credit union leagues, and the Credit Union National Association's Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2006.
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