Humanitarian Highlight 6.17.21
For this week's Humanitarian Highlight, let's take a look at CUs expressing gratitude for their communities. Is your credit union a stand-out when it comes to charity and community? Then hit us up on social media and let's help get the word out on your good works!! From anniversaries to new ambulances and the most vulnerable let's look at how CUs are expressing their gratitude within their communities.
Atlanta Postal CU participated in their local Channel 9 News Food Drive. They were able to collect over 5,500 pounds of food for various food banks in the region, it will be able to provide almost 4,500 meals for those in need. APCU collected 974 pounds of that food for Feeding the Valley, a member of the Georgia Food Bank Association. The amount of food they collected will provide a few hundred meals. APCU has contributed a lot to those struggling during these difficult times.
AmeriCU awarded ten $1,000 scholarships to students that are continuing their education or starting college in the fall. The CU has awarded scholarships to students every year for the last 20 years, it is very important to them to keep the tradition active. Education is very valuable and being able to provide assistance so they can achieve their education dreams is inspiring.
KEMBA FCU has recently announced a $100,000 donation to the Mount Carmel Foundation. The donation will go towards Mount Carmel's Street Medicine program. Some of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of reliable transportation to provide faster and safer healthcare to those in need. The foundation helps anyone that has trouble accessing medical care. This large donation will be able to make a huge difference in the foundation as well as their patients' lives with quicker and more reliable transportation for the patients.
Hiway CU donated $100,000 to the Hiway Foundation in honor of their 90th anniversary. The foundation was established in 2017 to strengthen and aid their community. The last year has been very difficult for many. Hiway CU‘s additional donation to the foundation will go towards organizations that address food insecurity, education, and civil rights in their community. Hiway CU listens to their community and has been for 90 years. They have donated and supported many local organizations over the years.
Abound CU prioritizes education in their community. In addition to their financial education program for all fifth graders in Harding County Schools, they donated $5,000 to assist students with the transition from elementary school to middle school. The donation will be used to implement financial literacy through community events led by the students. This is an opportunity to show the community and families the students' foundation of financial literacy. Teaching financial literacy to children is a valuable skill they will be able to apply their entire life.
City & County CU gave back to local non-profits through their making the Greater Good Even Greater contest. The contest nominates local non-profits for a $2,000 donation for doing good deeds in their community. The local businesses and non-profits are nominated by City & County members. Once the contestants are finalized, they hold a Facebook vote and from there, determine the winners. This year, Ruby's Pantry and Little Gosling's Daycare each won the $2,000 donation. City & County CU loves celebrating local organizations that make a difference in their community, as well as raising awareness for all of the contestants' organizations.
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! It was great to see CUs expressing their gratitude for their communities by supporting them. 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.