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COVID-19: Email to the Hill - Credit unions are committed to serving communities coping with COVID-19
Posted March 18, 2020 by CUNA Advocacy

Earlier today, CUNA wrote to all 535 Congressional offices to let them know that as communities across the country grapple with effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, America's credit unions will continue to be here. 

Good morning,

As communities across the country grapple with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), there is no doubt that our economy will face near-unprecedented disruption. As bars, bookstores, gyms and nail salons, day cares and schools all close their doors to keep their customers and employees safe, thousands—if not millions—are facing several weeks of pay disruption and infrastructure shake up.  

While Congress and the Administration discuss the appropriate structure of an economic response, America’s credit unions will continue to be here for the men and women of our country, ensuring access to credit, providing financial security, and reassuring folks that our ship will be righted. 

From Miami to Seattle, credit unions are extending low- and no-interest loans, offering fee-free loan deferrals, and finding other individualized solutions that help ensure those facing financial disruptions due to COVID-19 can keep the lights on, keep food on the table, and maintain a secure financial future once the country makes it through this emergency.  

At America's credit unions, we’re proudly people helping people. We’ve been there through countless fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and floods, through government shutdowns and the Great Recession. We’re here for your constituents as they weather COVID-19, and we’ll continue to be here for generations to come, because that’s what it means to be people helping people.  

While I look forward to being in touch soon with data on just how we’re responding, if our team can connect you will local credit unions providing that crucial difference, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

And as we work through this emergency, I want to take a moment to thank you personally for your work to keep your community and our country safe, and to wish you and your family good health in these trying times.  

Your partner in financial well-being, 

Ryan Donovan