Humanitarian Highlight: 2.4.21
Welcome to this week's Humanitarian Highlight #CUfamily! We have compiled a list of credit unions Climbing Mountains to help their communities. ⛰️🤝 Oak Tree is forever grateful to be part of making an impact on the #CUway. If you know a credit union that has gone above and beyond in making a #CUdifference, use our hashtag #HumanitarianHighlight to let us know about it, so we can give them a shout-out! 🗣️
Giving back to one of their community partners, the YWCA of Alliance, Buckeye State CU donated a check for $7,500. The donation will go toward supporting their food pantry, homeless initiative, women's transitional housing, and providing gifts for children of families in need.
While Frankenmuth CU was closed in honor of MLK day, staff members chose to give back and volunteered at local soup kitchens in the area. The volunteers helped to prepare and serve food, as well as take care of whatever else needed to be done.
Due to the pandemic, NET Credit Union held their 7th Annual Netoberfest Golf Tournament virtually, and all funds raised were donated to the students and staff of The DePaul School. NET CU and Allied Services, which is a NET CU Preferred Partner Group, came up with an amazing $20,000 in donations.
The DePaul School's mission is to teach students with dyslexia and other related learning disabilities how to learn. Their dedicated staff and specially trained faculty offer a well-structured system of programs aimed at maximizing abilities and compensating for disabilities.
At Thrive Credit Union, for every member who opened a new checking account in November and December, Thrive CU would donate $25 to the Boys and Girls Club of Muncie. Wanting to take it a step further, Thrive presented a check in the amount of $2,600 to the Boys and Girls Club of Muncie and showed their longstanding support for the organization.
After generously donating $100,000 to help families and individuals transfer from shelters into stable homes, Numerica CU also took it upon themselves to put together baskets full of essentials to help make the transition that much more comfortable. The items in the baskets ranged from kitchenware to laundry essentials.
Given the current circumstances, food insecurity is at an all-time high. Ascentra CU and its members, through an auto loan promotion, were able to come up with $23,350 in donations to gift to River Bend Foodbank. This contribution will provide around 116,750 meals to families in the local communities that they serve.
“It's especially important that during times like these we focus on helping our communities. We have been a partner with the River Bend Foodbank in the past and are proud that this effort has generated such a large donation and are excited about the difference it'll make for families experiencing food insecurity during this pandemic.” Linda Andry, Interim President and CEO of Ascentra Credit Union.
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