Baltimore Riots Close Credit Union Offices
A photo of the city of Baltimore posted on the Facebook page of the $1.2 billion Municipal Employees Credit Union reads: Pray for Baltimore.
Although there were no additional reports of viloence in Baltimoe Tuesday, more credit unions have decided to close branches early or for the entire day.
The Baltimore-based MECU announced Tuesday morning on its Facebook page that it shut down three branches Tuesday, including the one on Redwood Street, the cooperative’s headquarters. However, on Tuesday afternoon, the cooperative said all of its branches would close at 1:30 p.m., according to a Facebook post.
On Monday, soon after the first reports of riots surfaced, MECU closed its headquarters branch early, as well as the Harry Deitchman PJM Center Branch on N. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and its call center. In addition to keeping these two branches closed, the credit union also closed its Fayette branch on Tuesday morning. MECU said, however, its call center reopened at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
The $2.8 billion State Employees Credit Union of Maryland closed its state office complex Tuesday because the state government also was closed, according to the Maryland-District of Columbia Credit Union Association.
The Linthicum, Md.-based credit union also reduced the operating hours of its Baltimore UMB branch on W. Baltimore Street to 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the cooperative’s website. Its normal hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Additionally, SECU also closed its Chadwick Branch on Security Boulevard at 1 p.m., according to its website.
At noon, the $366 million SecurityPlus Federal Credit Union in Baltimore closed its main office branch on Security Boulevard, Security West Branch on Woodland Drive, CMS Branch on Security Boulevard and Woodlawn Branch on Woodland Drive, according to the Maryland-D.C. Association and the cooperative’s website.
The $367 million John Hopkins Federal Credit Union, which is based in Baltimore, also said that it closed at noon, according to its Facebook post. The credit union operates four branches.
By Strozniak,Peter. "More Baltmore Credit Unions Shut Down". Credit Union Times. April 28, 2015. Web
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