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Credit Union representatives make humanitarian visit


American Heritage Credit Union President & CEO Bruce K. Foulke and Chief Operating Officer Scott McCaw, at the behest of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), performed a humanitarian trip to credit unions in the Bahamas that were impacted by Hurricane Dorian.

On Wednesday, Sept. 11, Foulke and McCaw arrived in the Bahamian Islands and observed the severe damage to the islands’ infrastructure as a result of the hurricane. They met with employees and members of the Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Ltd. branch in Freeport and provided damage assessment to facilitate global support from the credit union movement.

They also provided counsel and aid to their fellow credit union colleagues so that they can resume operations as soon as possible and offer much-needed economic assistance to their members.

“While the Bahamian credit unions are innovative and steadfast in providing solutions ... they desperately need ... our prayers as well as our financial support,” said Foulke.

“These credit unions need generators to serve their members, new computer systems, and other funding to help Bahamians get back on their feet. We ask our fellow American credit unions to support the WOCCU and the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions in their efforts to provide relief to the Bahamian Islands in whatever way possible...”

The Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions has set up a donation page at Select “Project Storm Break” to direct contribution to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.