How credit unions are helping communities hit by Ida, wildfires
Sep 8, 2021
Still reeling from the damage of Hurricane Ida and West Coast wildfires, many credit unions are working to not only reestablish services offered to members but provide emergency relief.
Even in Louisiana, where businesses and homeowners already faced difficulties rebuilding from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and other storms, Ida brought new challenges.
“We’ve been through Katrina as well as other hurricanes, but typically our power was back sooner,” said Jeff Conrad, president and CEO of the $590 million-asset Pelican State Credit Union in Baton Rouge.