GreenState donates $250,000 to Emergency Relief Fund

GreenState Credit Union, headquartered in North Liberty, Iowa, is donating $250,000 the Iowa Credit Union Foundation’s new Emergency Relief Fund. Donations will be used to assist Iowans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused a major disruption to the state’s economy, the income of many Iowans and the health of small businesses across the state.

“We are proud to support the new Emergency Relief Fund during this time of need,” said Jeff Disterhoft, CEO of GreenState. “Iowa credit unions have a long history of providing a safety net to Iowans when they need it most, and we are honored to work together as an industry to maximize our impact.”

To date, $500,000 has been committed in toward the establishment of the fund to provide support to individuals, small businesses, and state-wide relief efforts.

Applications and instructions on how to apply will be available April 1st at www.iowacreditunionfoundation.org/emergency-relief-fund.

“Founded during the devastating floods of 1993, the Foundation is here to help again in this time of economic uncertainty,” said Jaimie Miller, Executive Direction of ICUF. “We sincerely thank GreenState Credit Union for the generous donation that is a true reflection of the ‘people helping people’ philosophy of credit unions and will enable us to do more to help vulnerable Iowans and communities across the state.”

If interested in donating to the Emergency Relief Fund, visit www.iowacreditunionfoundation.org. All gifts made through this donation portal will be used for Emergency Relief efforts in response to COVID-19. Should any dollars remain in this fund following the COVID-19 response efforts, they will be used for future disaster relief efforts for Iowans in need.

GreenState Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative with an 82-year service history. It has 225,000 members, 26 branch locations and is Iowa’s largest credit union.

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