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September 01, 2005

WOCCU Makes Donation to Credit Unions Affected By Hurricane Katrina

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Madison, WI—To help support credit unions rebuilding and related efforts following Hurricane Katrina in the gulf, WOCCU announced today it will make an immediate $15,000 donation. The gift will be distributed in to the Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi Credit Union Leagues. Both Louisiana and Alabama have worked closely with World Council on several international credit union development projects in the past and are both World Council Supporters.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with our credit union colleagues and their families at this time, noted Brian Branch, Chief Operating Officer.

If you are interested in supporting credit unions damaged by Hurricane Katrina, please contact Kris Hoffman at the National Credit Union Foundation at 608-231-4397 or Donations collected will be distributed to rebuild and repair credit unions and leagues affected by the hurricane.

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 more than 290 technical assistance programs in 71 countries. Worldwide, 57,000 credit unions in 105 countries serve 217 million people. Learn more about World Council's impact around the world at


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