As the year comes to an end, we start to look back at all that has happened over the months. While some good did come out of 2017, it was an especially hard time for those hit by the untimely string of natural disasters. Whether it was the California wildfires or Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria—a lot of communities are now rethinking their recovery plans.
Here at home, Jersey City’s Liberty Savings FDU has recently recognized and seized the opportunity to further their outreach and strengthen local support efforts by teaming up with Resilient JC. Resilient JC is a NJ-based non-profit that aims to assist and augment disaster preparedness, response and relief initiatives for Jersey City.
The partnership came about when Mark Rowan, a member of the Supervisory Committee to the Credit Union Board, made the link between LIberty Savings’ community philosophy and Resilient JC’s personal mission to better prepare the population in the event tragedy strikes.
“One of the goals of Liberty Savings within the community is to position ourselves as a complete resource to the members and families we serve. This has and always will be what makes credit unions unique among financial institutions, our support of the community as a whole, not simply in financial aspects,” stated CEO Maria Solorzano. “This is why, when Mark proposed our support of Resilient JC it made complete sense to us.”
President of Resilient JC, Simon Pereira Shorey, also noted his gratitude on behalf of the non-profit initiative for such an important partnership—one that will allow all aspects of the Jersey City community to grow and prosper in years to come.