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Here for You, Always: A Message from the President & CEO

Dec 14, 2017

Brett Martinez
More than 100 years ago, credit unions were founded on the philosophy of “people helping people,” and this is still true today. Because credit unions are community-based organizations, owned and governed by our Members, helping our Members and communities is simply core to who we are. But more importantly, we truly care about your well-being. That’s why we’re here for you, today and always.

RCU has always been here to help our Members and communities through challenging times. During the Great Recession, we worked closely with our Members to help them keep their homes and cars, manage debt, and regain financial stability. Following the Napa earthquake and other disasters, RCU offered loan and financial assistance programs to support Members and the community with urgent needs. During the Lake County fires in 2015 and 2016, RCU activated the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund to raise money to directly help fire survivors. And now, in the wake of the devastating October wildfires that impacted four of the eight counties RCU serves, we are diligently working—through the North Bay Fire Relief Fund, and in many other ways—to assist fire survivors in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Lake counties as our communities begin the long road to recovery.

And remember that RCU is here to help you anytime--not only in times of crisis. At any stage of your life, our staff is here to listen to your story and help you find the right solutions for your financial needs. Whether you are starting out, buying your first home or car, establishing a business, saving for your child’s education, or preparing to retire, we’re here for you and ready to help.

I’m pleased to share that your Credit Union experienced strong results and growth in 2017, which allows us to further improve and enhance service and convenience for you, so we can continue to be here for you for years to come.

Finally, I want to let you know how thankful we are to our Members for helping each other just by choosing to bank with our cooperative. This truly exemplifies the philosophy of “people helping people,” and we’re honored to serve you every day. 

Brett Martinez
President & CEO

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