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A CU1 Earthquake Update from James Wileman, President/CEO

Posted by Credit Union 1 on Dec 3, 2018 11:51:27 AM
Within this blog, you'll find a series of date-stamped stories and videos that share the status of Credit Union 1's branch network and services following the earthquake outside Anchorage, Alaska on November 30, 2018. We've also shared special ways that you can assist in recovery efforts for our fellow Alaskans.  
All Credit Union 1 branches have now re-opened for business as usual following the earthquake. 

Updated: December 10, 2018


Families and homes from Anchorage to the Mat-Su Valley are in need of our community's help to recover from earthquake damage. Wondering how you can make a difference? Quickly and easily donate funds through GoodCoin to support earthquake relief via the Alaska Community Foundation.

  • Visit Credit Union 1's GoodCoin page and select the Alaska Community Foundation. 
  • Follow on-screen instructions to make your donation, and be sure to type Earthquake Relief in the comment box. 

For each donation that's made via GoodCoin, the Alaska Community Foundation will disperse funds to a variety of local organizations that have expressed need for their Alaskan clients. If you'd prefer to donate in person, you can also do so in any CU1 branch.

Updated: December 8, 2018


As a special thanks to all first responders, city workers, DOT and utility company workers who rushed to Alaska’s aid after the recent earthquake, Credit Union 1 and SteamDot have teamed up to offer a free 12 oz beverage at select SteamDot locations on Saturday, December 8. Simply show your work ID or business card to enjoy!

Participating Locations:

  • 10950 O’Malley Centre
  • Benson Cafe in the Midtown Mall
  • Williwaw Social at 6th Ave & F Street
This treat extends to first responders, city workers, DOT and utility company workers from Anchorage to the Mat-Su who assisted in the immediate response needs of our communities. We’re so grateful for your hard work in keeping Alaska safe! Thank you for your efforts, and enjoy a SteamDot beverage on us.

Updated: December 4, 2018


Please watch our latest video update below from James Wileman, Credit Union 1’s President/CEO. He shares more information about Credit Union 1’s post-earthquake status, along with clarification of illegitimate “earthquake loan” texts or calls you may have received from scammers.

Thank you everyone for your patience during this time, and stay safe out there!

Updated: December 2, 2018


Below is an initial update from James Wileman on the Dec. 2 status of our branch network and services. Note that since the time of this first filming, our Eagle River Branch has been declared safe to resume business as usual. All other CU1 branches are also open as usual.

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Topics: Community, Alaska