The Bethpage Disaster Relief Fund, formed in November to aid victims of has raised over $104,000 to date for the United Way of Long Island, organizers said.
The money raised is comprised of Bethpage Federal Credit Union member donations and donations from local businesses, which were matched by Bethpage.
“With the help of several generous Long Island businesses and Bethpage members, we were able to help make a substantial donation to the United Way of Long Island to help our friends and families get back on their feet,” said President & CEO, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “Bethpage’s emergency loans and lines of credit are also helping to make a difference as members get their lives back on track.”
Runner’s Edge, the Farmingdale-based specialty running store raised $28,560 for the cause. Beyond donating a portion of sales, Runner’s Edge organized various fundraising efforts including the “Help the Victims Fun Run” event in Farmingdale, planned with the Greater Long Island Running Club, which drew in 300 runners and helped raise about $9,000.
“Long Island is our home, and home to many of our customers. We are happy to do whatever we can to support our neighbors during this difficult time,” said Bob Cook, owner of Runner’s Edge.
Bethpage FCU also made a $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross and made available special emergency loans and lines of credit to help new and existing Bethpage members rebuild and repair.
Loans available include storm emergency home equity loans, cash advance loans, auto loans, and a special home equity loan for properties located in a current federally declared disaster area. For more information, go to https://www.bethpagefcu.com/more/hurricane-relief-loans.
Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit www.bethpagefcu.com.