VIRGINIA BEACH, VA (August 30, 2017) – Chartway Federal Credit Union (CFCU) announced today it has donated $50,000 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief to show support of its members and employees in the Houston area affected by Hurricane Harvey.
“Chartway has several branches and thousands of members in Houston area,” said Brian Schools, president & CEO. “We’re pleased to make this donation toward the recovery efforts through the Red Cross in support of our members, employees and their neighbors who are struggling through the after effects of this terrible storm.”
“Hurricane Harvey has brought unprecedented destruction and misery to Texas and Louisiana. In response, Americans are demonstrating tremendous compassion and generosity,” said James T Hatcher III, CEO, American Red Cross Virginia Region. “The $50,000 contribution from Chartway Federal Credit Union is an example of this generosity and caring. Their donation will have a direct and meaningful impact and we are incredibly grateful for Chartway Federal Credit Union’s support of the American Red Cross’ relief efforts.”
“We understand the severity of the storm,” said Schools. “In addition to this gift to Red Cross relief operations, we have our financial assistance program in place to provide relief to members who need help during this difficult time.”
Through its “Emergency Financial Assistance Program,” Chartway is offering members special services such as requests to skip loan payment(s); request increased lines of credit; or waive payment-by-phone fees. Until all Houston-area branches are open again, online and mobile banking services are available while offices are closed. To access this assistance, members Chartway members may visit online at www.chartway.com or call (800) 678-8765 and press option 5.
About Chartway Federal Credit Union
Chartway Federal Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution, has been proudly serving members for more than half a century. Guided by its vision, mission, and values, the nearly $2.2 billion credit union is dedicated to making life more affordable for its 190,000 members through more than 40 branches and a full slate of online, mobile, and telephone banking services, including mobile deposit, mobile bill pay, and digital wallets. As one of the largest credit unions in the country – with membership concentrations in Virginia, Utah, and Texas – Chartway is consistently recognized for its financial strength, its ability to make life affordable for its members, and for its philanthropic efforts through its charitable arm, the We Promise Foundation, which has raised more than $10.5 million to provide life-changing experiences that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. For more information, visit www.Chartway.com; or, visit them on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.