Humanitarian Highlight 2/7: It Starts With You
Welcome back to another #Humanitarian Highlight! These astounding CUs went above and beyond into making a #CUdifference. Make sure you check them out.
Studies have been shown that 3 to 5 million seniors have unfortunately fallen victim to financial abuse and about 1 in 44 elders have not reported any suspicious activity from being too nervous or embarrassed about the whole situation. “Produced in collaboration with EverFi, a leading national technology company that provides education through innovative and scalable digital learning, CU Senior Safeguard promises to equip all of us with the information we need to become a wall of defense for our elderly members and their caregivers and families.” CCUA
Had a Lunch & Learn- CU Safeguard in which more than thirty attendees attended to listen about protecting not only themselves, but their elders from financial exploitation.
Take the Express to Where Legal Business Gets Done - This event provides the tools and information to set departmental goals in order to achieve different areas of objectives. This will allow one to exchange ideas with one another, and to become more familiar with many angles of any legal profession. The event is broken up into five areas of focus. Each focus is extremely important in grasping the fundamentals of each particular topic. Overall, this event is jam packed with a ton of helpful information that will help anyone in truly grasping the different areas of focus that was talked about.
Oregon credit unions have generated an impact of about $1.8 billion last year alone, which their 2 million members have helped out with. In return, those same members received $152 million in direct benefits which resulted for $333 million. These efforts helped and money helped buy power for Oregon’s economy!
With the help of their local businesses, and members; the University of Michigan Credit Union was able to donate $5,000 to The Neutral Zone. Founded by teens, “The Neutral Zone is a diverse, youth driven teen center dedicated to promoting personal growth through artistic expression, community leadership and the exchange of ideas”. The Neautral Zone
For around the past year, many colleagues part of 1st Advantage FCU had wrapped an extraordinary amount of 450 gifts. The gifts were then given to the local military children to help bring a smile and joy to not only the children’s faces, but their families as well.
Donated $10,000 to help support the Ames Miracle Playground and Field. The initiative of the Ames Miracle Playground and Field is build a park suitable for special needs children and young adults. There has always been a lack of recreational playgrounds suitable for many people. This two part project will give 100% accessible playground features to cater to children with physical, cognitive and sensory disabilities. Another part of the project will feature competitive and non-competitive athletic events which would target children and adults with disabilities. The project needs to raise $1.5 million to be able to complete all the necessities fully. If you would like to show your support for this project, all donations can be mailed to The Ames Foundation.
Three of their members participated in volunteering the event Rise Against Hunger. Within 2.5 hours, a total of 32,400 meals were packaged and shipped around the world to help support feeding programs and crisis relief. “Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable, mobilizing the necessary resources to end hunger by 2030.” Rise Against Hunger
Sponsored alongside KION 5/46 News Channel, they donated $500 to Mrs. Alvarez, a 4th and 5th grade teacher at King City Arts Magnet for being the Classroom Makeover winner.
Sponsored a graduation ceremony for the Senior Airmen from military bases whom have graduated from Leadership School. What a spectacular way to show your #CUdifference