Humanitarian Highlight 12/19/2019


Do you know what makes the Christmas holiday so special? It allows for all to come together to help out those in need right before the holidays. Our #HumanitarianHighlight today is a bit longer because there is just so much that has happened within the industry. It makes our hearts burst when we read all about what each credit union accomplished and how the pictures posted with the text show how everyone is so happy and joyful. Thank you to all who take the time to create a #CUdifference and #CUmovement. Do you want to be featured in our next #HumanitarianHighlight? Just use the hashtag or send us a message via social media to give us a ring-a-ding-ding, and we will be more than happy to give your credit union a shout-out!

Metro Credit Union

With a heart of gold, Metro CU has given back to their community for the 8th year in a row by supplying beautiful and nutritious Thanksgiving baskets for local families in need. Amazing job, everyone!!

WESTconsin Credit Union

The best part about what WESTconsin CU has done is that they took time out of their day to help make a difference in someone else's life. It also creates a broader range of appreciation for what that person or organization has done to help out the community. Employees from this credit union volunteered at Rolling Hills Equine, Inc. as part of the 80th Anniversary Kindness Counts.

“Equine-assisted therapy is useful for a wide range of mental health disorders including addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma. Rolling Hills Equine Center provides a unique equine-assisted therapy program that uses the interaction with horses to offer clients a new way to connect with themselves, processes their emotions, and explore behaviors and relationship patterns that have become problematic in their day-to-day lives.

Horses are majestic, gentle creatures and their sheer size and strength can stir deeply buried emotions in clients. Clients can bond with the animals and learn valuable lessons about respect, empathy, and communication that will help them in their recovery journey.” Rolling Hills Equine, Inc.

Click HERE to learn more.

Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union

When browsing through social media, we came across a post from Affinity Plus FCU that really caught our eye. This incredible credit union raised well over $11,000 for the KARE11 Food Fight to help support Second Harvest Heartland. Not only is this great, but there were other generous additional donations made, which brought the grand total to $32,000.

“Help us end hunger. We depend on people like you. Join us as partners in our work to close the missing meal gap by donating funds, food, or volunteer time. Together we can give our neighbors the hope and stability they need.” Second Harvest Heartland

Click HERE to learn more.

Dirigo Federal Credit Union

With a goal to help end hunger, Dirigo FCU was excited to announce that they were able to contribute $24,272 to 20 local organizations!! How incredible is that?!

Bethpage Federal Credit Union

Can we give this outstanding credit union a huge round of applause for having yet another successful #BethpageTurkeyDrive! This year, they were able to donate 2,900 frozen turkeys and 14,604 pounds of food to over 2,900 Long Islanders during the holiday season.

This credit union is the true definition of a credit union that strives to give back to the community. Over 300 of their employees volunteered at 23 organizations, and 20 of those organizations received generous donations from onsite activities. Terrific job, everyone!

Marshfield Medical Center Credit Union

Loving their community and all those around, Marshfield Medical Center CU is hosting a donation drive for The Hannah Center of Marshfield between November 22 and December 20th!

“As a business serving the community of Marshfield, we felt it was important to give back to the community that helps shape our citizens who need just a little help,” said Cheryl Kahl, Financial Services Representative.”

If you would like to participate, please click HERE to be taken to their website.

Hudson River Financial Federal Credit Union

Does anyone like candy? Hudson River Financial FCU collected an extraordinary amount of 1,500 pounds of candy to be donated to the Soldier's Angels Treats for Troops program! Great job, everyone!! (Edit: HRFFCU is now Sunmark CU).

Chartway Federal Credit Union

Bow down to Chartway FCU for raising nearly $700,000 from their two inspiring events from their We Promise Foundation to help children who face medical hardships or illnesses!

“We truly cannot thank our outstanding sponsors and supporters enough for everything they do for We Promise,” said Karen Lane, executive director of Chartway's We Promise Foundation. “It is because of their generosity that we can raise funds that bring joy, hope, and smiles to children facing medical hardship or illness. To see these kids having fun and inspiring our supporters with their unforgettable stories makes these events so very special for everyone involved.”

Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! Please check out last week's post, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our product & services through our email or by phone at (800) 537-9598!