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Valley Strong Credit Union responds to Coronavirus


March 14, 2020

President Franklin D. Roosevelt once said, the “only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”

The President uttered these historic words in 1933 during his first inaugural address - at the height of the Great Depression. Fast forward nearly nine decades and Roosevelt’s speech reminds us that history repeats itself. This isn’t the first time we’ve faced doubtful times, nor will it be the last.

At Valley Strong Credit Union, team members and members are our most important asset. As the fear of Coronavirus spreads, we want to assure the community we are operating our branches safely and smartly while safeguarding them and our team members.

As of today, March 10, local public health officials say there have been no reported cases of the virus in Kern County. Valley Strong will continue to keep branches open in accordance with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and local healthcare guidelines. Meanwhile, some precautionary steps include stepped-up cleaning schedules and hand sanitizer at all locations.

Are you hesitant about coming to a branch? If so, please call (661)833-7900 or (800)221-3311, so an experienced Valley Strong team member can conduct your Credit Union business.

You can also continue to utilize DataNet online banking, the DataMobile app, as well as our Suite of Apps to address any of your banking needs.

“We are committed to the safety and well-being of our members and team members,” said Steve Renock, president/CEO of Valley Strong. “We are following the news regarding Coronavirus and taking steps to maintain safe banking practices. Understanding and following common sense guidelines to contain the spread of Coronavirus is in all of our best interests.”

Despite expanding Coronavirus fears, volatile financial markets and consumer uncertainty, Valley Strong remains steadfast and stable.

Leading industry experts including Bauer Financial, IDC Financial Publishing and Kroll’s annual Global Fraud and Risk Report continue to reward Valley Strong with top marks for its due diligence. Indeed, your money is in good hands.

For more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 website, which publishes the latest health updates.

About Valley Strong Credit Union

Valley Strong Credit Union operates 10 branches, serving more than 150,000 Members, with approximately $1.8 billion in assets. It remains the largest financial institution headquartered in Kern County.


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