CUNA Mutual Group Contributes $100,000 to Tsunami Relief

CUNA Mutual Group Public Relations

January 27, 2005

MADISON, WI — The CUNA Mutual Group - through its International Division - has donated $100,000 via the National Credit Union Foundation to the Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions Tsunami Disaster Relief Fund.

The fund was created to help rebuild credit unions and those communities affected by the tsunami.

"The tsunami is a disaster of epic proportions. CUNA Mutual wants to assist in the credit union recovery effort," said Ralph Swoboda, senior vice president of CUNA Mutual's International Division. "So many lives were lost and impacted, and hundreds of credit unions were destroyed. CUNA Mutual and its International Division join other leaders of the credit union industry in their efforts to help rebuild credit unions in the tsunami's path."

The CUNA Mutual Group is the leading provider of financial services to credit unions and their members worldwide, offering lending, protection, financial, employee and member solutions through strategic partnerships, technological innovations and multiple service channels. More information on the company is available on the company's Web site at .

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