Humanitarian Highlight 7.29.21
This week, our focus for Humanitarian Highlight is on credit unions providing food to the need and supporting veterans. Both are valuable causes and help those in need, and these credit unions are setting the bar high.
This credit union raised over $30,000 during their fifth annual Tee Up Fore Veterans golf tournament, an event started in the interest of supporting veterans. Several sponsors and golfers contributed to the overall donation, which will be used to sponsor a prepaid vacation for veterans to visit the memorials built for their service.
Jax Federal Credit Union gave generously to Feeding Northeast Florida: a whopping 23,000 meals through food drives and a sizeable $3,700 monetary donation. This foodbank serves millions of meals to families in need in the northeast region of Florida. It is estimated that the combined donation will result in approximately 23,174 meals.
Fort Rucker's Army Emergency Relief Fund received $30,000 due to this credit union's Annual Golf Tournament, which was held at Fort Rucker's Silver Wings Golf Course. This emergency fund is a financial assistance program created to help active and retired soldiers with emergency vital care. The golf tournament was started over three decades ago to facilitate donations toward this valuable service.
University Credit Union has started a three-day initiative to support local restaurants and donate to the Campaign for Ending Hunger. Every order taken at participating restaurants will be matched with a $5 donation toward the campaign by the credit union. The campaign hopes to raise up to $5,000 toward the $100,000 goal, which will support local food banks in Maine.
SCCU is hosting it's 7th annual “Stuff the Bus” Fundraiser, which aims to purchase school supplies for students experiencing financial hardship or homelessness. The fundraiser takes digital and in-store donations through locations such as Ralphs or Food 4 Less. The event will run through July 31st in San Diego County.
The Community Food and Agriculture Coalition (CFAC) will receive a $25,000 donation from Clearwater Credit Union. This donation will aim to help with food shortages in vulnerable households in the area, as the CFAC estimates 1 in 8 Montana citizens struggle to afford food supplies. It will do so by contributing to the CFAC's Double SNAP program, which doubles SNAP benefits (up to a certain amount) at local qualifying farmers' markets.
It is incredibly important for society to help those in need. Initiatives like these help some of our most honorable and some of our most vulnerable, and we applaud credit unions for doing them. These credit unions, as well as many others we've featured before in #HumanitarianHighlight, deserve praise for their wonderful acts of charity.
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