Many people have been asking about making monetary donations to CJ's family to help them while they are tending to their daughter's medical needs: an account has now been set up.

LAFAYETTE SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT # 35626003

Why this financial institution?

CJ and his family have been banking at Lafayette Schools Credit Union for many years, and the staff there was very eager to step up and help open an account in Brittni's name. Opening an account there was a no-brainer: all of the information is already on file; they know the family; and it's convenient to not have to get to know the "workings" of a different financial institution.

It's been almost a week: what took you so long to set up the account?

It did take a few days to get this done, as we are being very cautious in our approach to helping Brittni and her family.  We hope that everyone can remain patient as we proceed in a fashion that will protect everyone involved: the donors and the recipients.

LAFAYETTE SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT # 35626003

What are the benefits of donating in this fashion?

With this account, all deposits will go directly to the family.  There is no middleman, there are no fees accrued, no percentages taken away: every penny of your dollar will go to help Brittni and her family.  The family will have immediate access to the donated funds to be used for ongoing expenses during Brittni's treatment and recovery.

LAFAYETTE SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT # 35626003

What kinds of donations will they accept?

Checks, money orders, traveler's checks, cash - any negotiable instrument will be accepted.  If you would like to transfer money from you bank to the account, please contact your bank to see about getting that done.

How and where can I make a donation?

Deposits to account number 35626003 can be made in person or by mail (no cash by mail, please) at any of the Lafayette Schools Credit Union locations:

  • 515 Guilbeau Road, Lafayette, LA 70506
  • 331 Odd Fellows Road, Crowley, LA 70526
  • 724 Veterans Drive, Carencro, LA 70520
  • 1101 Parkview Drive, New Iberia, LA 70563

If you have any questions regarding the credit union, you can contact them directly at (337) 989-2800 and mention the #teambrittni account!

LAFAYETTE SCHOOLS CREDIT UNION ACCOUNT # 35626003

Are there any GoFundMe sites set up to help the family?

Yes, there are some GoFundMe sites set up to benefit the family.  A family friend has set this one up, and it has been approved by Brittni's mom.   Though GoFundMe charges a small percentage for their services, some people may find it easier to donate online via credit or debit card.  As for any other GoFundMe pages you may find online: use your own judgement. If you know and trust the person(s) running that page, by all means, donate!

 

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