Natural Disaster Financial Toolkit from Mutual Savings Credit Union
The attention of the nation is focused on the northeast as wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy impact states that are not accustomed to this type of storm. The videos and photos depicting Sandy’s devastation serve as a good reminder that being prepared for the financial devastation from a natural disaster is an all-important step. The Natural Disaster Financial Toolkit available to Mutual Savings Credit Union members from BALANCE outlines the proper steps to take before and after tragic events.
Storms, fires and other natural disasters can occur at any time and cause great loss. The Natural Disaster Financial Toolkit contains helpful information that detail the steps about how financially prepare for unexpected events as well as what financial steps to take after the devastation has occurred.
The Toolkit helps you consider the following information and more during the preparation stage:
- Emergency savings accounts.
- Property inventory checklists.
- How to plan for financial emergencies.
Steps to take after disaster strikes are also included in the toolkit. Steps such as:
- Communicating with your creditors.
- Placing a credit file freeze.
- Financial First Aid.
Mutual Savings Credit Union members are encouraged to prints copies of the information found within the Natural Disaster Financial Toolkit from BALANCE. This toolkit and other resources are made available from MSCU because we know that preparation is the key to limiting losses.
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