Humanitarian Highlight 10.21.21
This week’s #HumanitarianHighlight is on credit unions that are giving in the fall. As we approach the last few months of 2021, giving to nonprofit organizations has never been more important. We’re proud to recognize credit unions doing what they can to round the year out generously.
The Eastport branch of Suffolk Federal Credit Union recently presented the local Fire Chief John J. Rankin with $1,000 towards the continued operation of the fire department. The donation was shared on social media, with branch manager Laura Sferruzo presenting the check-in person.
The Sustaining Membership opportunity, an Affinity Plus Foundation Scholarship program, recently awarded a $5,000 scholarship to McKenzie Starkey. The recipient is currently studying Respiratory Therapy at Lake Superior College and is one of the 36 current winners of the annual scholarship opportunity.
Industrial Credit Union’s Feed the Need program concluded with a contribution of over $16,000 to the Whatcom County Food Banks. The sizeable contribution increased the credit union’s total donations to area food banks to over $45,000 in 2021.
Wise Wonders Science and Discovery Museum received a $25,000 donation from Valley Credit Union towards the museum’s planned expansion. The expansion will provide an updated grocery store exhibit for young visitors and will do wonders to support the Museum after the issues it had during 2020.
The 17th annual Dollars for Doers grant program awarded a total of $100,000 in individual donations to 100 different nonprofit organizations. Navy Federal Credit Union runs the program to encourage employees to pursue their individual passions through nonprofit work.
Santa Cruz Community Credit Union recently announced that from September to November, all contributions to the RETURN THE FAVOR campaign would be matched, with a maximum contribution of up to $50,000. The campaign seeks to donate money to twelve different local non-profit organizations.
As we close we slowly approach the end of the year, these credit unions are continuing the trend of giving. We salute all credit unions doing wonderful acts of charity by giving in the fall.
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