WFCU will donate more than half of the funds raised during the first weeks of the campaign to approved non-governmental organizations (NGOs) providing emergency humanitarian aid in Ukraine and bordering European countries supporting Ukrainian refugees. Along with continued fundraising, the remaining funds will go toward longer-term credit union recovery efforts to support rebuilding the local economy and infrastructure.
Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions (WFCU), in partnership with the World Council (WOCCU), is leveraging our global network to identify the immediate priority areas where funding can be used to support displaced credit union members and staff.
“I'm proud of the way credit unions are joining forces, supporting global events, and seeing local communities come together to lend a helping hand. I am honored to witness how our organization continues to unite and build the community in the spirit of the credit union's motto of People Helping People,” said Barry Nelson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Travis Credit Union. “Moreover, we are committed to supporting non-profits and local businesses in our local counties as they provide relief in the war-torn region.”
In addition, TCU is launching an internal campaign that will provide employees with resources and information about local initiatives by small businesses and non-profits supporting Ukrainian humanitarian and crisis relief efforts.
Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Solano, Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Napa, Contra Costa, Alameda, Sonoma, Colusa, and Merced Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the twelfth largest credit union in California with more than 224,000 members and more than $4.6 billion in assets. As a Community Development Financial Institution, we use our collective resources to support those we serve to become self-sufficient and to prosper, including those in our community with limited access to safe and secure financial services. As one of the premier financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo, and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union’s strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members, its solid, secure history, and its long-standing track record of dedicated service.