Nepal Earthquake Shakes Credit Union Services
World Council Activates Relief Fund

MADISON, Wis. -- Thousands of lives have been lost following the devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, on Saturday, April 25. According to government reports, the death toll has reached 4,600, and is expected to grow. As aftershocks continue to shake the region, World Council of Credit Unions is communicating with the Nepal Federation of Savings & Credit Cooperative Unions (NEFSCUN) and Association of Asian Confederation Credit Unions (ACCU) to activate a fundraising campaign to bring much-needed relief to staff and members of Nepalese credit unions, locally known as Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs).

At this time, NEFSCUN reports massive damage to financial institutions and member properties; severely impacting the ability to access services during this critical time. Much-needed cash contributions from the global credit union community will rehabilitate damaged SACCOs and benefit member lives.

To support the rehabilitation of Nepalese credit unions, contributions can be made via check, credit card or wire. Send to:

Worldwide Foundation for Credit Unions, Inc.
5710 Mineral Point Road
Madison, WI 53705, USA

Donations can be made online today at Please indicate your donation is designated for the Nepal Earthquake Relief Efforts.

When assessing the volume of transactions in our Avondale branch, Board and Management made a joint decision with Sun East Federal Credit Union to reduce the hours within that branch. Saturday, March 14th will be the last day of daily operating hours in Avondale. Beginning on March 18th, this branch will be open one day each week. We look forward to serving our Southern Chester County members on Wednesdays in Avondale. As always, you may visit our Downingtown or West Chester branches. We are also available to serve you 24/7 with our menu of electronic services including Home Banking, Audio Response, Bill Payer, Popmoney, Loan Link, and MasterCard Debit Cards.

Please contact the branch if you will be traveling out of the state or out of the country. Keystone FCU takes debit and credit card fraud very seriously. If you use your card while traveling, our fraud department may block your card to prevent fraudulent transactions. If you notify one of our branches in advance of your travels, we will be able to better monitor the difference between fraudulent and legitimate activity. Please note that our fraud department will always do everything possible to ensure the safety of your funds.