October 06, 2004

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MADISON, WI – CUNA Mutual Group has provided $5,000 to the Worldwide Foundation, the fundraising arm of the World Council of Credit Unions (WOCCU), to assist Caribbean credit unions damaged by recent hurricanes.

"The devastation of recent hurricanes took a huge toll on Caribbean credit unions," said Steve Goldberg, executive director of the CUNA Mutual Group Foundation. "We hope this contribution will help with recovery efforts the World Council is coordinating."

In August, CUNA Mutual contributed $5,000 to the Florida Credit Union League for hurricane recovery assistance in that state.

The CUNA Mutual Group Foundation is the charitable arm of the CUNA Mutual Group, the world's largest provider of financial services to credit unions and their members.

World Council of Credit Unions is the global trade association and development agency for credit unions. World Council promotes the sustainable development of credit unions and other financial cooperatives around the world to empower people through access to high quality and affordable financial services. World Council advocates on behalf of the global credit union system before international organizations and works with national governments to improve legislation and regulation. Its technical assistance programs introduce new tools and technologies to strengthen credit unions' financial performance and increase their outreach.

World Council has implemented 300+ technical assistance programs in 89 countries. Worldwide, 68,882 credit unions in 109 countries serve 235 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at