Humanitarian Highlight 10/29/2020
Happy Humanitarian Highlight Day! It’s the last one for the month of October before we enter into November! We hope you all had a wonderful month and hope you have enjoyed reading all the acts of kindness this past month. We look forward to finding more stories and seeing credit unions from all around the country make their communities a little brighter and a world of good.
Workers Credit Union members provided $41,000 to local non-profits through their annual GiveBack program earlier in September. Executives presented checks to each of the organizations, which included Habitat for Humanity, who received $17,300, and Worcester County Food Bank, who received $23,600. We’re so inspired by their members’ generosity Awesome job!
In just two weeks, Rogue Credit Union was able to raise more than $1 million for the families and communities affected by the wildfires in Oregon. These devastating fires destroyed thousands of structures and towns, displacing thousands of people in Oregon.
Indiana Members Credit Union presented a check for $1,974 to Carmel High School Athletics as part of their ongoing school spirit debit card program. The program allows Carmel fans the opportunity to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by signing up for a Carmel Greyhounds-themed debit card. Every time the card is used as a signature-based transaction, Carmel Athletics benefits.
A group of BHFCU employees were able to lend a helping hand in their final Adopt-A-Mile cleanup of the year. What a great way to keep their community spotless and beautiful! Great job, BHFCU!
AAACU Board of Directors Chairperson, Charlie Negro, presented an $800 check on behalf of AAACU to the pastor of Oscoda Assembly of God church. These funds will be used to purchase a truckload of food for their monthly grocery giveaway, which helps to feed about 250 families throughout the Oscoda community.
Thanks to Suffolk FCU, the Gateway Performing Arts Center (“The Gateway Playhouse”) of Suffolk County in Bellport, N.Y., received a $10,000 grant that administered small business relief grants from the Home Loan Bank of New York, created to support the financial security and health of workers who are employed by organizations that have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Every year in September and October, our community comes together to rally around our cancer survivors, fighters and loved ones. The Capital Area FCU crew participated in their virtual Walk for Hope this year! They were able to raise over $1,000 for the organization. Great job, everyone!
Thank you for tuning in to our Humanitarian Highlight! We’ll be back next week with some more generous credit unions! Please check out last week’s post, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products & services through our email or by phone (800) 537-9598, especially if your credit union needs the best lending documents!