Cooperative Credit Union Association Partners with Defense Credit Union Council | 2022-03-28

The Cooperative Credit Union Association (CCUA) has partnered with the Defense Credit Union Council to help credit unions in Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island recognize and meet the unique financial needs of members of the Armed Forces of the United States and their families.

Irregular salaries, relocation expenses, spousal employment opportunities, and the cost of child care are among the many rigors of military life that cause many military families to worry more about their finances in addition to the deployments. Many military families struggle to get by on just one modest military income, often in a new, unfamiliar place with no family or friends.

“This partnership, the first of its kind, underscores our appreciation for our military members and their families,” said Ron McLean, CCUA President and CEO. “As credit unions serving military installations, Hanscom FCU and Pioneer Valley Credit Union in Massachusetts, Service FCU in New Hampshire and Dover FCU in Delaware each have a special affinity for our military; but, as financial first responders, all of our member credit unions offer innovative options and solutions to help ease their burdens.

“It is important to realize the breadth of services that our credit unions provide,” said DCUC President and CEO Anthony Hernandez. “It extends beyond the gates of military installations in every community. We represent the interests of all serving and retired DoD personnel, including Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserve units, and their families. That means there’s likely a military connection in every credit union’s family tree.