Humanitarian Highlight 1.6.22
This week’s #HumanitarianHighlight is on credit unions that are starting the year off right with charity! We’re now in the wonderful year of 2022 and we hope everyone is as optimistic about the year as we are! Credit unions certainly seem to be, so here are a few giving charitably to kick off the new year!
Benchmark Federal Credit Union donated over $4,000 to Chest County Food Bank. The money was raised in part thanks to the credit union’s employees, who paid money throughout the year to wear jeans every Friday. The amount raised was matched by the credit union and then donated to Chest County Food Bank.
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union committed to matching $25,000 in donations for Western Kentucky’s tornado relief efforts. Destructive tornados devastated western Kentucky residents in mid-December, and the credit union matched donations through to the end of December.
People’s Credit Union donated $5,000 and several toys from employees to the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. The donation went toward the community center’s “Santa’s Workshop Holiday Program”, which aims to provide toys to low-income households every holiday season. Over 800 children will receive toys thanks to the charitable donation.
SAFE Credit Union gave a total of $20,000 to several different nonprofits serving the greater Sacramento region. These donations were arranged during Safe Credit Union’s Joy & Kindness Campaign. Several teams were given $300 to give to a nonprofit of their choice. This is the second year the credit union has participated in this event.
TruStone Financial Credit Union teamed up with KARE 11 News and donated a total of $10,000 to high school athletics programs in Minnesota. Ten different athletics programs received $1,000 as part of the promotion. The winners were determined via KARE 11’s Prep Sports Hot Highlights program, which selected three high school football plays and hosted votes between them on social media every week. This is the fourth year the credit union partnered with KARE 11 for the promotion.
Diversified Members Credit Union donated a total of $50,000 to fire departments in Detroit. $31,000 of the money was given toward a program that aims to train firefighters as EMTs, whereas $19,000 was split between several different Detroit firehouses for supplies or other needs.
It’s a brand new year, with plenty of opportunities for personal growth! Here’s to credit unions that are thankfully starting off the new year right with charity. Let’s keep it going!
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