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We Support Ukraine

Members of CapEd's leadership team met with the Ukrainian Ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, during the Credit Union National Association (CUNA) Governmental Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington DC (Feb 28 - March 3). Ambassador Markarova shared information that inspired CapEd to take the following steps to support Ukrainian-Americans in our local community and those impacted by Russian hostilities in their home country.

A banner matching the colors of Ukraine's flag: blue on the top half and yellow on the bottom.

CapEd CEO Todd Erickson speaks on steps to support Ukraine.

CapEd Credit Union's Steps to Support Ukrainians:

Published on March 2, 2022
Contents last updated on March 8, 2022

Step #1: CapEd is waiving all international wire fees to send money from the United States of America to individuals in Ukraine. In addition to Ukraine, and with the growing crisis, the following countries are included in CapEd's fee waiver for wiring international funds: Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova, Romania and Czechia. Belarus remains sanctioned by the US government and, as such, is not included. This service is available to members and those new to CapEd. Individuals can visit any of our locations or connect with us by clicking on the "Let's Talk" bubble in the bottom right corner of your screen.

Step #2: We invite members and our entire community to make financial donations to support health and human needs in Ukraine. CapEd encourages donations to the following funds to assist those impacted by situation in Ukraine and bordering countries. It is highly encouraged that individuals research organizations prior to making a donation.

  • The Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund
    The Ukrainian Credit Union Displacement Fund will direct support to mitigate both short and long-term impacts to Ukraine's credit union system and those that look to it for support, including both employees and members.
  • Ukraine Humanitarian Fund
    The Ukraine Humanitarian Fund is one of the UN's country-based pooled funds. Contributions are collected into a single, unearmarked fund and managed locally under UN leadership. As crises evolve, funds are made directly and immediately available to a wide range of partner organizations at the front lines of response. This way, funding reaches the people most in need when they need it.

Step #3: CapEd calls on all members (individuals, organizations and businesses) to review their support of Russian businesses - either through direct business activities or investments - and discontinue this support until Russia resolves to pursue peace rather than war. This is a part of the United States' and other countries' sanctions to pressure Russia to stop hostilities and withdraw from Ukraine.

As other opportunities present themselves, CapEd's leadership will review how best to expand our support of Idaho's Ukrainian-American community and their family members in Ukraine.


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