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February 14, 2017 • 
  • Press Release

SAFE Credit Union Offers Assistance in Response to Evacuations South of Oroville Dam

In response to the mandatory evacuation orders impacting communities along the Feather River Basin in Butte, Sutter, and Yuba counties, SAFE Credit Union has taken steps to extend assistance to our employees and members.

In response to the mandatory evacuation orders impacting communities along the Feather River Basin in Butte, Sutter, and Yuba counties, SAFE Credit Union has taken steps to extend assistance to our employees and members.

SAFE employees who live in the affected region, or are hosting family or friends who have evacuated their homes, were encouraged to remain in a safe location until the situation stabilized and evacuation orders were lifted.

"The well-being of our employees and members during this emergency is our top priority," said SAFE President and CEO Dave Roughton. "We are working diligently to connect with them to determine how we can help."

SAFE has initiated outbound calls to members who live in communities within the evacuation zone to gauge what assistance they might need to mitigate financial hardships as a direct result of this emergency. Impacted members are requested to call (916) 979-7233 or (800) SEE-SAFE to discuss options for their specific situation.

For additional information regarding the status of Oroville Dam and the evacuation orders, please refer to the California Office of Emergency Services Department of Water Resources , and the Butte County Sherriff’s Office .

For road closure information, refer to the California Department of Transportation . To locate an evacuation shelter, please visit the American Red Cross .

About SAFE 
SAFE Credit Union, established in 1940, is a leading financial institution in Northern California with more than $2.4 billion in assets and more than 200,000 members. SAFE offers its members a variety of banking services, including online, chat, mobile, phone, as well as a full-service, locally based call center. SAFE is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses and individuals living or working in Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, Sutter, Butte, Nevada, Solano, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Yuba, and Amador counties. SAFE is federally insured by the NCUA.www.safecu.org

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