Humanitarian Highlight 04.07.22
It’s Thursday, and we have put together another #HumanitarianHighlight, this time showing credit union excellence in assisting our veterans, students, and elderly.
Pentagon Federal Credit Union, aka PenFed CU, was built on the foundation of supporting those who serve this nation in uniform. To continue this dedication, they recently sponsored America’s VetDogs training classes for over 30 military veterans and first responders with disabilities. These two-week in-residence training programs allow participants to be paired with America’s VetDogs service dogs. America’s VetDogs has been training and placing these dogs with veterans with disabilities since 2003, and PenFed has long helped sponsor their efforts.
Pioneer Valley CU, along with others in the Springfield community, sponsored a live radio event on March 8 & 9. This was the 21st Annual 94.7 WMAS Radiothon to benefit the Baystate Children’s Hospital. It was an opportunity for those families who have benefited from the hospital’s care to share their remarkable tales of survival and thriving success. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it was broadcast live from the WMAS studios this year instead of the hospital.
Greater Nevada CU donated $17,250 to the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, a Feeding America member organization. This donation will help provide 51,750 meals to those in need. This donation was comprised of $8,750 from GNCU and a matching amount from the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco. As part of the Greater Nevada Greater Giving donation drive, a couple was awarded the grand prize of being hosted at the Greater Nevada Field (a prize worth $1,700) to enjoy the 2022 Reno Aces season.
Summit CU and other companies sent representatives to be part of the Executives for Black Excellence Initiative, made up of former and current business leaders. The project received recent donations of $2 million from Summit CU and $1 million from CUNA Mutual Group Foundation toward the $36 million goal for building a Center for Black Excellence and Culture. When built, it will be a great place for youth, students, and others to use for weddings, conferences, and after-work gatherings. The organizers plan to break ground near the end of the year.
GCSCU employees donated $1,520 to the Madison County Child Advocacy Center to kick off their 2022 Jeans Program, “Don’t Stop Donatin’.” This program focuses on ways to help support the local community. They will be making donations every month to a charity in the 18 counties they serve. The program is funded by the GCSCU employees via monthly donations in exchange for wearing jeans and tennis shoes on Fridays and Saturdays during that month. What a great start to an awesome project!
Silver State Schools CU has started accepting applications for its 2022 People Over Profit (POP) Foundation scholarship program. Nevada High School graduating seniors who have shown excellence in academics, extracurricular activities, and involvement in their community will be recognized. The $2,000 scholarships are renewable for up to four years, allowing recipients to be awarded a total of $8,000 to be used toward higher education tuition. Winners will be announced at the annual meeting on April 30.
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