Humanitarian Highlight 6.24.21
For this week's Humanitarian Highlight, we want to take a look at how, even in these challenging times, CUs continue to be community leaders. 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 recycling to baseball and the most vulnerable let's look at how CUs maintain their positivity and stand out as community leaders.
In April, Premier Members CU hosted their first electronics recycling event. Over 600 employees and members participated in the event. As a result of the larger participation, Premier Members CU collected 27,307 pounds of electronics that would have been in the landfill. This resulted in a 41,817-pound reduction of greenhouse gases. The event was held in honor of Earth Week and to raise awareness of the environment and our impacts on it.
Advantage Once CU values education in their community. In honor of supporting continuing education, Advantage One has awarded a $2,500 scholarship to three students to further pursue their education journey. The students were chosen based on essay submittal as well as academia. Advantage One CU is committed to the credit union philosophy, people helping people,” and continues to prove that regularly.
Midwest Members CU has been donating to the Tri-City Baseball/Softball League for the past 6 years. It is very important to them to make an impact on their community and this is a perfect way. Sports brings together not only the children playing the sport but also the families. Midwest Members CU donated $5,000 which goes towards keeping the league registration fees at a low cost so anyone can participate in baseball or softball. Over the last six years, Midwest Members has donated $45,000 to the Tri-City Baseball/Softball League.
Redstone FCU donated certified CPR training kits to 5 high schools. These kits will be used to teach students priceless lifesaving training. The kits are worth about $20,000. The training the students will receive can be used to potentially save lives. Redstone FCU recognizes the importance of this invaluable knowledge that the students can share.
Northern CU in Watertown, New York donated to the Carthage Area Hospital Foundation (CAHF). The donation of $3000 goes directly to the Carthage Area Hospital. Whether it is towards equipment purchases or healthcare expenses, the donation will make a big impact on the hospital. Northern CU wanted to show their gratitude to the Carthage Area Hospital healthcare workers and especially during the past year, they have faced difficult challenges. This donation does not just give back to the hospital, but also to the community.
The SRP FCU donated over $138,000 to Aiken County Public School District. They raised this money through a high school debit card program. After each purchase with the debit card, SRP donates 5 cents. The donation will be allocated to multiple schools in the district for an assortment of different funding needs. SRP FCU employees and members realize the importance of funding needed for schools in their community.
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! It was inspiring to see CUs standing out as community leaders, especially during these challenging times. 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.