Humanitarian Highlight 10/22/2020

Humanitarian Highlight 10/22/2020 | Sigh of Relief

Good morning #CUfamily! Today’s #HumanitarianHighlight consists of a few credit unions who have done great deeds to ensure that everyone in their community is taken care of and is shown support. If you can, follow and like your fellow credit union’s mentioned pages, so we can help grow the credit union family even more. For those in need, there are credit unions to give a sigh of relief.

New Horizons Credit Union

Providing a helping hand, New Horizons donated $1,000 to the Penelope House which offers safe shelter and free resources to victims of domestic violence! The credit union’s employees raised the money through their jean days as a way to help support local charities.

“Penelope House helps victims of intimate partner violence to gain social and economic independence through shelter, counseling, advocacy, and referral to community resources and agencies in Mobile, Washington, Choctaw, and Clarke Counties in Alabama.  The shelter can provide refuge for victims and their children when their lives are in imminent danger. The temporary shelter allows escaping from a violent situation. The prevention of domestic violence through education and public awareness is the goal of Penelope House.” Penelope House, Inc.

 Click HERE to learn more!

Cutting Edge Credit Union

Wanting to help the firefighters who are battling fires, Cutting Edge CU found out they were in need of Chapstick to protect them from the heat and wind. The credit union donated 500 tubes of lip balm to the Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue to be distributed to all the frontline firefighters.

DuGood Federal Credit Union

Lending a helping hand, DuGood FCU partnered up with United Way Orange County, TX to help pass out meals and supplies to people who were affected by Hurricane Laura. Incredible job #CUfamily!

Fitzsimons Federal Credit Union

Let’s give a round of applause to Fitzsimons FCU for reaching their goal of $50,000 for donations to local food banks. To help reach a bigger goal, the credit union now wants to raise $100,000 by working with other credit unions with a virtual food drive for Food Bank of the Rockies.

“1 in 10 Coloradans worry where their next meal will come from. These are people you meet every day- those with low-wage jobs, children, seniors on fixed incomes, those with health issues. Surprisingly, the homeless represent only 10% of our food recipients. Nearly half of the food we distribute feeds children.

Hunger can be found everywhere – often where you least expect it. The homeless population represents only about 10% of our food recipients.” Food Bank of the Rockies

Click HERE to learn more about the Food Bank of the Rockies!

Click HERE to head to their site to donate!

Members 1st of NJ Federal Credit Union

Congratulations to Members 1st of NJ FCU for being awarded a $90,000 block grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of New York’s COVID-19 Small Business Recovery Grant to help businesses and nonprofits recover from the pandemic.

Contact Members 1st of NJ FCU to find out how your business or nonprofit may qualify for the grant.

Arbor Financial Credit Union

Taking the time to help raise awareness, Arbor Financial CU joined in the Stomp Out Stigma 5k! The team was able to raise $4,110 for The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan – be nice.

“The Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan is a local nonprofit that provides mental health education through our programs be nice. & Live Laugh Love. Our staff is also certified to teach Mental Health First Aid. be nice. is our leading education program that is catered to all ages, K-senior citizens. be nice. is an acronym and a four-step Action Plan to notice, invite, challenge, and empower yourself or someone struggling with their mental health. You can learn the be nice. Action Plan and take the Pledge to be nice. in your community at” be nice.

Click HERE to learn more.

Linn Area Credit Union

Outstanding job to Linn Area CU for donating $10,000 to HACAP in an effort to help provide food and other supplies and services to people who were affected by the derecho storm.

“We are HACAP – a diverse, community-focused nonprofit dedicated to the sustained improvement of human life in our communities. As one of eighteen Iowa community action agencies, we provide flexible and adaptive programs and services that work toward removing the barriers to self-sufficiency. HACAP provides service in six counties in Iowa: Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington. We build collaboration among for-profit, nonprofit, faith-based, service groups, and community members in order to make stronger, healthier communities.

Poverty is a complex human condition, which in many respects lingers outside traditional market economics. Poverty creates barriers to human progress, restricting individual opportunity. Its impacts need to be addressed locally for maximized results.” HACAP

Click HERE to learn more!

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