Plan ahead: 5 tips to prep for a natural disaster

first_img continue reading » Hurricane Matthew September is National Preparedness Month and the perfect time for credit unions to reflect on ways to prepare for when natural disasters strike.2017 was a record year for natural disasters in the United States and 2018 is following suit with the recent California wildfires and with hurricane season now upon us. While these events have devastating effects on the land and communities in their path, the impact can be minimized with the help of the right support structures.Credit unions have a long history of helping disaster victims, generously devoting time, resources and donations to helping members of their communities in need. Last year, when Tropical Storm Harvey devastated parts of Southeast Texas and Louisiana, CO-OP partnered with other industry organizations to create a support line for providing impacted members with access and branch information. CUAid, an organization which provides disaster relief donations for credit union members and employees (and which CO-OP is a proud donor), reports it has raised $2.8 million in contributions so far in 2017-2018.While credit unions have and will continue to be quick to respond when a disaster strikes, they must also be proactive prior to the event. The key to disaster preparation: have an effective plan.center_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more


IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE

first_imgIt’s all systems go for the Ballyliffin Coastal Challenge.Technical t-shirts have arrived and entries pouring in either directly to Ballyliffin Post Office or by email to [email protected] or download entry form on visitballyliffin .com Large numbers of walkers and joggers are preparing for the challenge aided by beautiful weather with many coming from various parts of Ireland and England .Primary school children on their Easter break are reminded that the 1k beach run is at 2-30pm – simply turn up and away you go with a fun family day in store.It all happens on April 7th at 2pm, Easter Saturday, with registration open in Ballyliffin Hotel at 11am.IT’S ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR THE BALLYLIFFIN COASTAL CHALLENGE was last modified: March 28th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballyliffin coastal challengelast_img read more