Humanitarian Highlight 3.11.21
Credit unions are the heart of our #HumanitarianHighlights because making a difference in their communities is what #CUs are built on. 🏘️
Oak Tree loves showcasing all the amazing work done by the #CUindustry and recognizing all of the credit unions that go above and beyond to make a #CUdifference. 🤗
First Community CU hosted a blood drive in support of the Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center. Their employees and members of the local community banded together and donated much-needed blood. With the recent storms striking their area, many units of blood were lost, so the credit union knew they had to act fast and give back in any way they could.
GECU teamed up with the Official El Paso Independent School District and are helping individuals file their taxes, free of charge. You can drop off your tax files with one of their certified, bilingual volunteers at any of their available locations. With all the uncertainty in the world right now, there is one thing we know to be true: taxes have to get done!
Honoring Random Acts of Kindness Day, Linn Area CU’s Blairs Ferry Road team collected new hats, socks, and gloves, along with gently used coats. The team then donated these items to three different non-profits in need, located in their community.
Southland CU has gifted more than $100,000 in computer workstations to the City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine. This gift will be used in support of its youth and senior recreation programs. These workstations include more than 200 monitors, keyboards, hard drives, and Window 10 software licenses. The stations will be available to registered youth and seniors of the City after school teen and senior programs.
Recognizing that the arts create and add dimension to individuals’ lives and provide creative outlets for many, the Suncoast Credit Union Foundation has made a $5,000 contribution to the Van Wezel Foundation in support of their Artworks Anywhere Program. This program launched in the middle of the pandemic, to ensure arts education remained accessible to the Sarasota community and beyond.
Wanting to honor the credit union philosophy “people helping people,” TTCU FCU provided meals to city employees who continue to work tirelessly through the winter storms that have aggressively affected certain areas. TTCU FCU also went around to local grocery stores and surprised unsuspecting shoppers with gift cards, to help purchase their groceries.
MSU FCU hosted their Annual Gala virtually this year, but that didn’t stop the CU from making an amazing contribution to their community. During the Gala, employees could make a donation to the Lansing Food Bank with MSUFCU matching donations up to $5,000. At the start of the Gala, close to $2,500 had already been donated, and the goal of $10,000 was surpassed in less than one hour. A total of $11,065 was donated to the Lansing Food Bank, which will provide 36,735 meals to those in need.
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