While Hurricane Harvey continues to wreak havoc on Texas, and officials begin to survey and assess damage, we’ve witnessed volunteers, neighbors and communities come together.
As we’ve seen in instances of past disasters, community bankers have risen to the occasion—despite their own challenges and losses—to help their customers, neighbors, staff and fellow business owners. With a deep-rooted desire to serve, community bankers consistently find a way to provide comfort and support during times of destruction, need and loss.
Get involved by offering support to the thousands of community bank employees and their families who are directly affected by Hurricane Harvey. ICBA has partnered with MainStreet Bank in Fairfax, Va., to launch the Hurricane Harvey Community Bank Relief Fund donation portal via Aircharity®. Through this portal, community banks across the nation are already coming together with the common goal of sending financial resources directly to other community bankers through a qualified charitable organization. MainStreet Bank is covering the service charges, allowing your entire donation to support the cause. We are currently directing donated funds to IBAT/TBA Foundation for maximum impact.
We are so proud of our industry’s commitment to service and to each other. Thank you for all you do to support your community and other communities in need.
Please donate to the Hurricane Harvey Community Bank Relief Fund.
To make a donation to the Irma relief efforts, please consider donating to the Florida Disaster Fund, authorized by the State of Florida and administered by the Volunteer Florida Foundation.
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FEMA: Rumor Control
USDA: USDA Programs that Assist Individuals and Small Businesses
USDA: Rural Development Disaster Assistance
HUD: Guidance for FHA-approved Mortgagees and Servicers Regarding Presidentially-Declared Major Disaster Areas
Fannie Mae: Hurricane Relief
Fannie Mae: Assistance in Disasters
Freddie Mac Confirms Disaster Relief Policies as Hurricane Irma Approaches Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and U.S. Mainland
Freddie Mac Disaster Relief Policies
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FEMA: Hurricanes Irma and Harvey Situation Reports
FHLBank Dallas: Bank Makes Available $1 Billion in Advances to Assist Members in Financing Hurricane Harvey Recovery
FHLBank Dallas: Bank Provides $7 Million in Grants and Donations to Hurricane Harvey Recovery Efforts
FS-ISAC ATM and Merchant Report
Note: You must log-in to FS-ISAC’s Portal for this information and search for Tracking ID 933329.
CFPB: Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions and Consumers Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Ginnie Mae Extends Assistance to Harvey-Impacted Issuers
OCC: Encourages National Banks and Federal Savings Associations to Work with Customers Affected by Hurricane Harvey
FHLB Dallas Member Bulletin
Federal and State Banking Agencies Issue Statement on Supervisory Practices Regarding Financial Institutions and Borrowers Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Agency Statement for Banks Affected by Hurricane Harvey
Fannie Mae Reminds Homeowners and Servicers of Mortgage Assistance Options for Gulf Coast Area Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Fannie Mae: Lender Letter LL-2017-03: Servicing Policies for Mortgage Loans Impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Freddie Mac Temporarily Suspends All Evictions and Foreclosures in Hurricane Harvey Major Disaster Area
Freddie Mac Confirms Disaster Relief Policies as Hurricane Harvey Approaches Texas
This guide was created so that your customers and new home buyers could learn more about potential threats and be better prepared to react during an emergency. While there is no way to predict what will happen, or what their personal circumstances will be, there are simple things they can do now to prepare their home, themselves and their loved ones in the event of an emergency.
US-CERT: Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks
US-CERT: Security Tip Using Caution with Email Attachments
FBI: Building a Digital Defense Against Charity Fraud
FEMA: Critical Needs Assistance
SBA Offers Disaster Loans
FTC: Wise Giving in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
FEMA: How to Help Disaster Survivors in Texas
FEMA: Transitional Shelter Assistance
Disasters are unpredictable and can be devastating to a community. But there is a lot your bank can do to help prepare your customers for these events.
Help consumers prepare for a natural disaster by sharing these tips: