Humanitarian Highlight 2.24.22
It’s Thursday, and we have put together another Humanitarian Highlight where we have found education & support in the caring credit union community. For almost forty years, we have enjoyed being involved in the credit union movement, in large part because of how well credit unions treat their members and help improve their communities.
The employees and members of American Heritage CU collected more than 11,000 pounds of food along with $22,500 to many charitable organizations for their seventh annual Spirit of Giving Food Drive. They also donated more than 300 meals and $30,000 worth of Visa gift cards ($100) to local families. This was a boon for 16 local food banks and pantries across Montgomery, Philadelphia, Bucks, and Camden counties.
The end of 2021 saw many fires, and one that struck Boulder County, Colorado was the Marshall Fire. It destroyed the homes, businesses, and lives of many in the area. We have already acknowledged some of those who helped out, but we want to be sure and mention TruWest Credit Union, who donated $25,000 to support these victims. These donations were matched by the Elevations Foundation and the Canvas Foundation, making it a total donation of $50,000.
The ASCU donated $10,000 to the Eastern Arizona College Foundation, and it will all go toward scholarships benefitting EAC students. The ASCU President & CEO was there for the presentation, and he shared his respect for the EAC and their support for the community.
Rocklin, California recently lost an officer in a wrong-way crash that took his life. To help the family, a Memorial Fund has been set up by CAHPC CU, to which anyone can contribute. There has been a lot of support from the local community, including other charities and a remembrance hike that took place earlier this month.
Prospera CU and many others helped sponsor the Black and Gold Scholarship Ball, as it held its sesquicentennial signature scholarship event at the end of last year. The event helped raise $50,000 for student scholarships. As a reminder, the UW Oshkosh student scholarships system is always accepting donations.
In an effort to help the local athletics program at Monroe Community College in Rochester, they have announced their intention to contribute $10,000 over the course of two years. This partnership also opens up other opportunities for these two organizations to work together in assisting students to find a brighter future. There will be personal finance sessions and a dedicated webpage on MCC with educational articles and information, as well as a specially designed debit card with MCC’s colors and emblem for all members of The Summit during the school’s spring semester.
This week featured a great collection of credit unions helping students, those with food insecurity, and the victims of the tragedy.
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