Humanitarian Highlight 11.19.2020
Happy Thursday, everyone! How are you all doing today? Today’s #HumanitarianHighlight shows the many remarkable actions that credit unions have taken to help out their communities in any way possible. Even during a pandemic, many credit union staff and members have taken a stand to check up on their local businesses, helping them out, making sure different organizations still have food to hand out to people in need, etc. When looking at all the acts the credit union community has done, it truly brings a tear to our eyes to see that they all are trying to help each other out. That is why we love the #CUfamily so much! If you know of a credit union that has positively impacted their community, tag us and let us know so we can give them a shoutout! Time to fall into good fortune for those in the CUcommunity.
Not only does DuPage CU care for their members, but they also have the biggest hearts in caring for the community around them! During their shred & electronic recycling event, the credit union was able to collect 12 pounds of paper and 12 pallet boxes of electronics!
So, what does that equate to?
(Information is taken from DuPage Credit Union’s Facebook post)
- 101 Trees SAVED
- 41,625 Gallons of Water SAVED
- 24,380 Kilowatts of Energy SAVED
- 357 Pounds of Pollutants kept from the Atmosphere
- 29.7 Cubic Yards of a Landfill SAVED
Let’s give Clearview FCU a round of applause for their hard work and determination in ensuring that everyone in their community is taken care of. During their Virtual Clearview Cares Day, employees from the credit union donated to their partners, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, and Westmoreland County Food Bank! The total amount raised by the staff and the organization match came out to $2,950! Their 2020 fundraising total has now reached $12,000, which then equals 60,000 meals! Absolutely incredible, #CUfamily!
Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank: “We exist simply because people in our community struggle with meeting a basic human need—having enough to eat. The mission of Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank is to feed people in need and mobilize our community to eliminate hunger. But we can’t do it alone.”
Westmoreland County Food Bank: [sic]“By acquiring food through local donations and government food assistance programs (State Food Purchase Program and The Emergency Food Assistance Program) WCFB serves the community in several ways…
WAYS WE SERVE:
- We provide food to meal programs, soup kitchens, food pantries, emergency shelters, and child care programs
- We provide the means for donors to put their food to good use while gaining tax credits
- We keep perfectly good food that can’t be sold (because of damaged packaging or a close code date) from becoming garbage in landfills
- We believe that by pooling together all of the community resources, we can make a significant difference in the fight against hunger.”
Not letting the pandemic stop them from supporting their community, OE FCU’s employees went by the Elko Firefighters Association with care packages containing handcrafted blankets to help keep the firefighters warm!
This just brought a huge smile to our faces! In their partnership with Feeding America, the Greater Fox Cities Chapter of Credit Unions had a Stock the Shelves drive-thru event, and from all of their donations, 20,149 meals were raised for families who have been struggling with putting food on the table for their families. Remarkable job, everyone!
Feeding America: “The Feeding America network is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Donors, staff, and volunteers all play an important role in our efforts to end hunger in the United States.”
Back in September, PCM held their 6th Annual Christmas in-July-September Golf Outing for Children’s Miracle Network! With the help of 60 golfers and 19 sponsors, the total amount raised went well over $19,000 which will all go to local children in need.
The incredible staff and members from Sunova CU raised $3,970, which equals 397 meals to be donated to Made with Love! The donation will provide for people throughout Winnipeg who are in need of meals.
Through their Our Seeds of Hope Project, Dirigo FCU donated to 5 different nursing homes that were in need of many items. The credit union was very pleased to take 10 bird feeders to the residents and staff of Marshwood Center!
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