Humanitarian Highlight 3.24.22
It’s Thursday, and we have put together another #HumanitarianHighlight showing a lot of donations, concern, and help for the children of all ages. With children getting help from the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and the older “children” now in college, we can see how much credit unions and their members help their communities at all stages.
This year, to honor Memorial Day, the Healing and Honor Field will be returning to the City of Palmdale. This special event is to honor the heroes of those connected to the local community. Edwards FCU and the Palmdale Auto Mall Assoc. are sponsoring this event that will be open from May 22nd through the 30th. The first Healing and Honor Field was held in November 2020 to celebrate Veterans Day, and they had 2,020 flags to honor military veterans and members as well as first responders, as it was at the height of the COVID pandemic.
Credit unions find many ways to contribute to their communities, and a popular method is by awarding higher education scholarships to the area’s youth. LAFCU is now accepting entries for their 2022 scholarships that will award $2,500 each to four winners, and an additional $500 in their name to a charity of their choice from the following: Capital Area Humane Society, Capital Area United Way, or Greater Lansing Food Bank. The theme is “Write to Educate” for this year’s essay contest. The winning essay will be published in the Lansing State Journal, which is also a community sponsor of the contest.
No credit union humanitarian effort is too big or too small. When Digital Federal Credit Union sponsored a program at the local library, we of course wanted to include it in the HH. Last month the Discovery Museum of Acton held a light and laser workshop at Leominster Public Library for second and third graders. Striving to stimulate learning in children is always a great way to help one’s community.
The Georgia United CU is a proud supporter of the Georgia 4-H LifeSmarts Consumer Education competition, which culminates in a National Championship held in Washington, D.C. April 21-24, 2022. GUCU is the largest and oldest educators’ credit union in Georgia, so it comes as no surprise that they place a high value on this powerful literacy program, which seeks to teach real-world skills to students.
TTCU Federal Credit Union, through its School Pride Program, raised $6,500 for Northeastern State University. Since 2007, TTCU has donated a total of $131,000 to NSU through this program, which receives a set amount through members’ debit cards designated with the university’s brand. The accrued sum is then given to the school at the beginning of each fall and spring semester. This donation gives NSU the funds necessary to stay up to date on training and presenting cutting-edge research. To learn more about this program, visit the TTCU school pride debit card webpage.
Recently, Missouri Credit Union helped raise over $230,448 for MU Health Care’s new Children’s Hospital during the 2022 Miracles for Kids Radiothon. Supported by Children’s Miracle Network, Veterans United Home Loans, Zimmer Radio & Marketing Group/The Eagle 93.9, and many others in the community, the 16th annual event was a huge success. The GiveDirect link is still accepting donations at the time of this writing
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