BELLINGHAM (September 16, 2020) — WECU announced today it has donated $15,000 to Wildfire Relief through the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF). NWCUF will connect donated dollars to credit union employees and volunteer board members impacted. In addition, dollars will be given to credit unions needing support to remain in operation.

“Fires and intense winds have caused communities to be driven from their homes, and left our neighbors without food, water and shelter,” said Reid Frederick, Director of Community Impact at WECU. “Some of our northwest neighbors have lost loved ones and we want to help.”

WECU encourages members of the community to donate to relief efforts if they are able.

To donate through the Red Cross, visit redcross.org/donate/ and select “Western Wildfires” from the drop down menu.

To donate to the NWCUF, visit nwcuf.org/disaster-relief-donations/.


About Whatcom Education Credit Union

WECU is a credit union based in Bellingham, Washington. Founded in 1936 as Bellingham Teachers credit union, WECU serves individuals and businesses located throughout the state of Washington. With more than $2.0 billion in assets, WECU serves approximately 130,000 members and employs more than 400 people, predominantly in Whatcom County.

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Keith Mader, Program Manager PR & Content at WECU, 360-756-7694, [email protected]