Humanitarian Highlight 1/31: A Helping Hand
With the weekend fast approaching, we wanted to welcome another #HumanitarianHighlight! Check out which CUs gave out a helping hand!
After a storm massively damaged Casa Esperanza, U.S. Eagle FCU made sure their activity room was fully stocked with brand new toys, board games and art activities just in time before their doors opened.
“Casa Esperanza, Inc. began raising funds to build and independent nonprofit home to house families who referred to Albuquerque for cancer treatment regardless of their financial situation”. Albuquerque’s hospitals provide the best medical care available, and Casa Esperanza works with them to extend the best “human” care available. Casa Esperanza provides many comforts of home for patients and their families while the patient receives treatment. Families come to Casa Esperanza from all ages, backgrounds and income levels. Casa Esperanza strives to alleviate the stress and uncertainty of medical treatment so our guests can focus on healing by providing:" - Casa Esperanza
- Fresh, healthy food, pantry items and grocery cards
- Wellness workshops
- Free community meals
- Clinical counseling services
- Legal, insurance, and paperwork assistance
In showing support to educators, East River FCU presented a $400 check to Mr. Hildebrandt from their Adopt-A-Classroom funds. Way to go everyone!
The Ent YES Grant program, which was started in 2000, has reached an incredible milestone of awarding over a concluded amount of $1.1 million in grants to a hundred different nonprofits in their local community.
It was announced that PenFed CU has donated an amount of $25,000 to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance in honor to show support to the members of the Coast Guard family who have been impacted by the federal annexations.
"PenFed is honored to serve the brave men and women of the Coast Guard family working to protect our nation's safety," said James Schenck, President and CEO of PenFed Credit Union and CEO of PenFed Foundation. "PenFed is committed to serving those in the Armed Forces, Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, military associations, veterans and retirees, their families and all who support them."
While partnering up with the Utah Jazz, the Mountain America Cu gifted a $500 check to Operation Underground Railroad at the Utah Jazz game two weeks back. Human trafficking is still and ongoing issue that many have to suffer.
“ The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime reports there are more than 20 million people currently enslaved in human trafficking worldwide; 2 million of them being children.”
Working together, Mountain America CU and the Jazz continue to choose a charity every month to show their support and determination to making the world a better place. Having this month they picked the Operations Underground Railroad (O.U.R.), they also created a campaign that will bring more awareness to the situation.
“They also launched the "abolitionist campaign" to bring to the public's awareness that January is the National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and encourage members of the community to join O.U.R.'s Abolitionist Club.”
Gave a helping hand in making sure that the residents of Idaho County are not hungry. Back in December 2018, Pine Tree Community Cu (PTCCU) partnered up with Bud’s PowerSports to raise funds for Camas Prairie Food Bank (CPFB). They were able to donate $19,805.74 to CPFB.
Donated $500 and was matched by the Michigan Credit Union League (MCUL) for a signed and framed art piece by Jonny Hendricks, an 11 year old boy who is receiving cancer treatments by the Beaumont Children’s Miracle Network. In addition to a good deed, in December, MCUL hosted a Jingle Bell Rock Party in celebration for the kids. The event was attended by 160 children who had the options of making crafts, play games, enjoy refreshments and create handmade cards for patients at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak. For each handmade card made, Zeal CU pledged to donate $1 up to 250 card which would then go to the Beaumont Foundation for the Children’s Miracle Network. This resulted in the credit union donating an amazing total of $500 from the party and $1,000 from the credit union itself.
Have you heard of this conference? CUES Symposium: A CEO/Chairman Exchange
The goal of this conference is to have the partnership of a CEO and board chair become stronger. By having them attend together, it allows for both to work as one in retaining the team-building opportunities/ strategies which well then help unify how to make their connection more powerful. Having a solid skill set with two executives help create a foundation for the rest of the company to follow and which in turn will help the company become more successful. Great conference to network!
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