Humanitarian Highlight 7.1.21
For this week’s Humanitarian Highlight, let’s take a look at CUs displaying unity in 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 diapers to baseball and the most vulnerable let’s look at how CUs display unity in their communities.
Truity CU came together with 50 other local businesses that held fundraisers for Bartlesville Regional United Way. About 41,000 individuals in the local area have been helped by the organization’s 14 non-profit partners. This is all possible because of the generous donations made by many businesses. Truity CU donated over $50,000 to the program. This generous donation was able to provide COVID-19 relief for many people in the area. It is great to see so many local businesses coming together to help one another.
Royal CU teamed up with a few business partners and was able to raise $39,000 for the Junior League of Eau Claire Diaper Bank. Over 21,000 diapers and 6,000 wipes are being distributed at a local food bank. The large donation will be used to purchase more diapers and wipes for the food bank. This will relieve stress on families struggling to purchase these necessities. Royal CU was able to partner with other local businesses to achieve this and be able to provide a positive impact on their community.
Employees at PFCU raised almost $4,000 for IM Kids 3rd Meal. Each quarter the PFCU employees get to pick a charity to donate to. This quarter was IM Kids 3rd Meal, a program that provides meals to local children that struggle with food security. The program is raising funds to be able to purchase a truck with a lift gate so it is easier to distribute the meals to children. The donation from PFCU was almost half of what they needed. The program is well on its way to meeting its goal of $10,000 for the truck. PFCU wants what is best for its community and is willing to do what it can to achieve that.
Starting the opening day, Freedom FCU partnered up with the Aberdeen IronBirds baseball team to raise money for Hits for Healthy Kids. Each time an IronBirds player gets a hit, Freedom FCY donates $10 to the program that benefits children a part of the local Boys & Girls Clubs. Freedom FCU has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs for almost 10 years and continues to show its support through Hits for Healthy Kids. They are able to provide more opportunities for the youths in their area.
CAP COM FCU donated $5,000 to 20 non-profit organizations in the Capital Region. The 20 donations will make huge changes to various organizations that have been struggling since the beginning of the pandemic. Many of the non-profits are using the money to update their amenities or shelters for their occupants. The 20 organizations that received the donations are “superstars” for the effort and impact they have to contribute to their communities. CAP COM FCU has greatly impacted their communities with these donations and displayed unity within their community.
Reliant CU recently awarded 12 scholarships to any Reliant member attending a 2 or 4 year school this fall. The students chosen were based on their demonstration of the CU motto, “people helping people.” The recipients of the scholarships did not just show academic excellence but also volunteers in their community. Reliant CU has been awarding the Donald K. Rhine scholarship since 1998 and helping members achieve their academic dreams.
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! It was great to see CUs display unity in 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.