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RFCU opens fund for tornado victims

Published 3:32pm Thursday, May 23, 2013

By Aldo Amato

Staff Reporter

HUNTSVILLE — Redstone Federal Credit Union has joined the efforts to assist victims in Moore, Okla. and surrounding areas affected by the May 20 tornado.

The credit union announed that it haa opened an account to collect monetary donations for disaster relief efforts in Oklahoma on May 23.  All proceeds collected in the account will be donated directly to the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma.

Members and non-members are able to contribute to the account by making a deposit at any Redstone branch. Members will also be able to make a donation by transferring any donation amount inside Redstone’s online banking.

“Establishing this account, and encouraging our members to give whatever they are able to, during this difficult time for the residents of Moore, Oklahoma, is just part of our social responsibility as a credit union,” Redstone President and CEO, Joe Newberry said in a press release. “Here at Redstone, we live by the credit union motto of  ‘People Helping People.’”

Newberry pointed out how the devastation in Oklahoma hit’s close to home for many of the credit union’s members.

“The heart wrenching loss that the people of Oklahoma are experiencing right now resonates very deeply with members of our credit union, because many of them have seen tornado-devastated communities first hand, or may even experienced the loss themselves,” Newberry said. “We have already seen a great response since opening this account Tuesday afternoon, and are confident that members will continue to give generously, to help the residents of Moore, Oklahoma persevere though this trying time.”

Luisa Morenilla encouraged residents from all over Madison County to stop by a branch and donate.

“Anybody can donate,” she said. “All they have to do is come in, say that they would like to make a donation to the account and they’re done. They will have donated to a great cause.”

Redstone Federal Credit Union currently has branches in Huntsville, Madison and Decatur. For more information, call 256-837-6110.

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