With temperatures expected to rise to 90 degrees, Floridians already suffering the disastrous effects of Irma will have heat to contend with if they are among the millions who have lost power. Florida Power and Light expects electrical service to be restored to the eastern side of Florida by this weekend. On the west coast, the projected power restoration date is Sept. 22.

Those outages have caused many credit unions to close, while others received less damage than expected and have resumed normal business operation. Despite adverse circumstances, many credit unions are finding ways to serve their members using generators and partnerships. Many also are offering low-interest disaster relief loans to provide immediate relief during this time of need.

The Southeastern Credit Union Foundation is ready to assist with resources, our mobile branch, and information.To offer donations to assist those in need, click here. To apply for disaster relief grants, click here. You may also contact SECUF director Juli Lewis for more details.

CUAid for Irma has been activated through the National Credit Union Foundation to raise funds for the LSCU’s SECUF. Click here to make a donation.

The LSCU is updating the status of our credit unions as information is reported and our teams connect with the CUs to offer aid. Credit union status details are available as we learn them. To provide status updates to the LSCU click here and email to CUStatus@lscu.coop.