Humanitarian Highlight 3.18.21
Happy Thursday #CUfamily! We are back with another #HumanitarianHighlight! This week, we have brought you credit unions from all over who are constantly March For A Cause and do what they can to help their communities year-round. 🏃
Here at Oak Tree, we like to take this day weekly, to say thank you to all the #creditunions out there making a #CUdifference in their communities! 😊
Peach State FCU hosts a quarterly food bank donation drive, members and staff are encouraged to donate non-perishable food items. These donations are given to a food bank or pantry in the credit union's local area. This quarter, Peach State FCU made a contribution to Area Churches Together Serving in Bogart, Georgia.
With the help and rallying of the community and Neighborhood Credit Union's members, they were able to donate $33,365 to the North Texas Food Bank. These donations will be used to serve those who face food insecurity due to the pandemic. Matching dollar for dollar, up to $25,000, and over 100 donors, the credit union's donation supplied over 100,000 meals to those in need.
Mountain America Federal Credit Union committed to donating $50 to a local charity for every successful 3-point shot made by Idaho State University, Boise State University, and Brigham Young University during the 2020-2021 men's college basketball season. During this season, a total of $29,500 was donated to Operation Warm, St. Luke's Health Foundation, and the American Red Cross.
Wanting to continue supporting their community, Canopy CU worked with Northeast Community Center to help a local non-profit, The ZoNE. They came together and delivered boxes of food to families who are struggling due to lack of transportation, lack of funds, disabled, having to quarantine due to COVID, and so on.
The RTN Federal Credit Union Employees Community Outreach Committee supplied dinned for the men and women at the Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen located in WALTHAM. Following COVID guidelines and restrictions, RTN employees delivered 3-foot-long submarine sandwiches, Delmonico potatoes, as well as, a sweet treat for dessert. These donations were then packaged to go by Bristol Lodge staff for individuals in need to pick up.
In celebration of Penn States Children's Hospital, PSECU, Pennsylvania's anytime, anywhere digital credit union, has committed $10,000 to Children's Miracle Network. This donation will be used to purchase equipment that brings comfort to babies in the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. This gift provided 40 mamaRoo baby swings for the highest-level NICU in Central Pennsylvania. These baby seats stimulate a natural rocking motion to help soothe babies and promote development.
For the sixth year in a row, Firefights & Company Credit Union is donating carbon monoxide detectors to local fire departments. A total of 550 detectors will be donated to departments in Montgomery, Miami, and Greene counties. The credit union has been able to donate over 2,600 detectors since they started this initiative years ago.
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! Please check out last week's, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products & services through our email or by phone (800) 537-9598.
On a final note, we have started a new feature, the Credit Union Roundup, and we hope you return tomorrow to see what is going on in the Credit Union community. Are you ready to March For A Cause?