CUAid Available to Financially Assist During & After Disasters

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As hurricanes leave Florida and Puerto Rico devastated by flooding — and as regions across California and Nevada recover from summer’s devastating wildfires — CUAid is available to financially assist communities and members that local credit unions serve.

The California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues and the National Credit Union Foundation would like to remind you that this action-response program harnesses the generosity of the credit union movement to provide grant assistance for disaster relief. You can file an emergency financial assistance application if your credit union or members need immediate help during these situations.

How to Activate CUAid
Please consider the following resources to receive assistance:

CUAid Disaster Recovery app:

  • The CUAid Disaster Recovery app helps streamline and connect credit unions and industry organizations with one another to quickly coordinate resources when disasters strike — including wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and more.
  • You can download the app on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (or download the desktop version here).

Donations from credit unions, individuals, and others:

For questions regarding the CUAid program or Disaster Recovery app, email

For League questions regarding CUAid, email Additionally, credit unions can access a Business Continuity Plan template on the Leagues’ Crisis Response webpage, as well as insurance policyholder information from CUNA Mutual Group.

California Wildfire Recovery Update
California Gov. Gavin Newsom recently signed an emergency proclamation to support communities recovering from several wildfires that started during the recent extreme heat wave, which brought record high temperatures and exacerbated drought conditions, dry fuels, fire intensity, and helped spread the fire.

Newsom proclaimed a state of emergency for Madera County (Fork Fire), Modoc County (Barnes Fire) and Siskiyou County (Mountain Fire). The proclamation enables the counties to access resources under the California Disaster Assistance Act, expedites debris removal and cleanup of hazardous waste resulting from the fires, and supports impacted residents by easing access to unemployment benefits and waiving fees to replace documents such as driver’s licenses and birth certificates.

For wildfire-and-conditions updates from regional, state, and national agencies/organizations, please see:

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