BFCU Has Set Up The Disaster Relief Fund

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November 7, 2012 – In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Bethpage Federal Credit Union is working closely with the United Way of Long Island and the American Red Cross Long Island to Support victims of Hurricane Sandy. Bethpage has set up the Bethpage Disaster Relief Fund with the United Way of Long Island to help support Long Island communities in need. Bethpage will match every donation up to a total of $50,000. To donate, visit any Bethpage branch with cash or a check, payable to the United Way of Long Island. Checks can also be mailed to Bethpage Federal Credit Union, c/o Community Development at 899 South Oyster Bay Road, Bethpage, NY 11714.

Bethpage has also made a substantial $25,000 donation to the American Red Cross Relief Operation for Hurricane Sandy, which grows by the day, as the American Red Cross continues to provide meals, water, supplies and comfort to those in need following the hurricane.

“We at Bethpage send our thoughts and prayers out to everyone affected by Hurricane Sandy, and pledge our commitment to do everything we can to help our community get through this difficult time,” said Kirk Kordelski, President & CEO, Bethpage Federal Credit Union. “We encourage those lucky enough to make it through without significant loss to join in to support your neighbors. By donating to the Bethpage Disaster Relief Fund, your financial contribution will be matched by Bethpage and distributed by the United Way of Long Island to provide strong, local support to our friends and families in need.”

“The United Way of Long Island is proud to once again partner with Bethpage Federal Credit Union to support Long Island during this time of crisis,” said Theresa Regnate, President & CEO, United Way of Long Island. “By matching 100 percent of the donations, every dollar contributed will have a more significant impact and allow us to help even more families in need. We thank Bethpage for their support, and hope this sets a model for additional businesses and organizations to pledge support moving forward.”

If people need support information in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, visit the free, confidential Long Island regional helpline, 2-1-1 at

Now 100 percent operational, with all 26 branches open for business and fully up-to-speed, Bethpage is also working to quickly review new loan applications and requests to modify existing loans to help our community members get access to the money they need to rebuild and repair. Bethpage is offering special emergency home equity loans, auto loans, lines of credit and credit cards. To discuss your financial options to help get through this crisis, visit a local Bethpage branch or call 800-628-7070.

Bethpage has been a long time supporter of the United Way and recently contributed $100,000 to the Military Family Assistance Project as part of Operation LIVE United, and announced an anchor role in its newly created Veterans Hiring Program, a job placement program to secure employment for returning Long Island Veterans. Over the past three years, Bethpage has also raised over $75,000 through the sale of in T-shirts to support Military families returning to Long Island.

Bethpage Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, existing solely to serve its members and has experienced rapid growth in recent years to become a strong alternative to banks. Bethpage was approved for the largest federal community charter in the U.S. in 2003 and now is Long Island’s largest credit union and leading community financial institution with over 205,000 members, 26 branches and 60 shared service center locations throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. As a financial cooperative, Bethpage offers better rates, lower fees and a full menu of personal and commercial financial services.

Bethpage maintains branch locations in Bay Shore, Bay Shore King Kullen, Bethpage, Central Islip, Commack King Kullen, Elmont, Farmingdale, Freeport, Glen Cove, Hempstead, Huntington, Levittown King Kullen, Lynbrook, Massapequa, Melville, Mineola, North Babylon, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Riverhead, Seaford, Smithtown, Roosevelt, West Babylon and Westbury with over 425 surcharge-free ATMs in King Kullen, CVS Pharmacy and Costco locations throughout Long Island. For more information, call 1-800-628-7070 or visit

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