Northern Credit Union has launched assistance programs to help civilian employees at Fort Drum cope with reduced paychecks because of the 11-week furlough period that took effect the week of July 8.
The programs include 60-day no-interest loans, 30-day loan deferment, loan refinancing and financial consulting. Credit union members who wish to apply for furlough assistance must be government employees and provide documentation that proves they are being furloughed or face a temporary reduction in hours.
Northern Credit Union has locations in Watertown, Adams, Lowville, West Carthage and Gouverneur. Visit www.mynorthern.com for more information about the furlough assistance programs.