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Keesler Federal Credit Union Supports Coast Schools and Hurricane Relief Efforts

Friday, September 29, 2017  
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Keesler Federal Credit Union Supports Coast Schools and Hurricane Relief Efforts

 Keesler Federal Credit Union made donations to six Mississippi Gulf Coast school districts engaged in relief efforts in Texas following Hurricane Harvey. The six school districts have adopted schools in Texas affected by the hurricane and the funding will be used to help in recovery efforts. 

Keesler Federal presented $1,000 each to Biloxi Public School District, Gulfport School District, Harrison County School District, Pascagoula Separate School District, Ocean Springs School District and St. Martin High School. 

School administrators in Texas have reported that Hurricane Harvey caused an estimated $700 million in damage to Houston-area schools when it made landfall August 25. Nine Houston school campuses were so damaged students had to be moved to other schools. The Houston Independent School District operates 280 campuses. 

Most of Keesler Federal’s Mississippi Coast branches are serving as collection points for relief supplies such as toiletries and cleaning materials.  These items will be delivered by a local business, Hartson-Kennedy Cabinet Top, which is making several deliveries to the hurricane impacted area. 

Keesler Federal also donated $3,000 to CUAid, with the National Credit Union Foundation. The system was activated to raise money for relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. 

 “Those of us living on the Mississippi Coast know all too well the damage and disruption a major hurricane can cause,” said Keesler Federal CEO Andy Swoger. “We are proud to partner with our coast schools in supporting relief efforts after these major storms.” 

Established in 1947, Keesler Federal Credit Union is the largest Mississippi-based credit union in the state, with assets of over $2.5 billion and over 200,000 members worldwide.