Humanitarian Highlight 10.07.21
This week’s #HumanitarianHighlight is on credit unions who work towards healing nature and inequality. Between welfare for animals and food insecurity, here are a few credit unions doing their best to keep their community strong.
This credit union donated $2,500 to the Savannah State University Community Garden. The garden was created for university students in need of a healthy source of reliable food, especially those facing food insecurity. Center Parc Credit Union’s donation will go toward sustaining the garden’s growth.
AEA Federal Credit Union donated $2,935 to the Humane Society of Yuma, an organization that focuses on the welfare of animals, especially homeless and rescue pets. The donation is the result of a year-long program where employees could donate money to wear jeans.
Local community non-profit organization Beauty 2 The Streetz received $10,000 from LA Financial Credit Union. The organization, run by founder Shirley Raines, helps provide food, clothing, hygiene essentials, hair and make-up to people in need.
Wolverine State Credit Union donated $15,000 to MidMichigan Medical Center, which will go toward funding a new private patient room in the tower of the hospital building. The three-story facility will feature 60 new private patient rooms as well as a host of other essential rooms and services that the medical center may need.
The Tidewater Chapter of the Virginia Credit Union League donated $23,483 to the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters. The funds were raised through an annual charity golf tournament that took place in June. The hospital has received more than $125,000 total in the annual golf tournament’s eight year history.
Connexus Credit Union donated $125,000 through the Connexus Cares program to the Feeding Our Communities with United Services food program. The program, shortened as FOCUS, addresses food insecurity in impoverished community members within the South Wood county of Wisconsin.
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