Humanitarian Highlight 8/29: Working Together
Hello there! Our #HumanitarianHighlight this week is very special and we can't wait to share it with you all. We believe that standing strong to help those in need will create a path for others wanting to do the same. If you know of any credit union that went above and beyond for their community, use #HumanitarianHighlight to be featured on our page!
Through their Relay For Life fundraiser, Connexus CU had the most memorable event. They not only surpassed their fundraising goal and set a new high of $83,762.36 for an effort help benefit the American Cancer Society. The participants and CU were shocked when the hot weather decided it was time to change and started pouring rain AND ignite a tornado warning. Ducking for shelter, everyone’s spirits were still high and excited for helping fight against cancer.
Donated $500 to the Mayors’ Backpack Giveaway to help make sure children have school supplies before school goes back in session.
The incredible employees at Sierra Central CU all donated a grand amount of $2,150 to United Way Food Bank. Incredible job everyone!!
Their dedicated branch manager, Jose Gonzalez went to the David Head Center to give out free backpacks and school supplies to around 900 kids. Outstanding job Jose and Self-Help FCU!!
Do you live in the St. Louis Area and want to help out those in need? County CU is a big advocate on helping create better lives for people in need. The St. Louis Area Food Bank is one of the branch’s favorite local charities, and is asking for those to help donate to a good cause. Funds usually run low in the summer, so donating now is a wonderful time to help get food on tables.
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Let’s give St. Anne’s CU a big round of applause to being recognized as the Best Financial Institution for the third year in a row!
“St. Anne’s is once again honored and humbled to receive this award,” stated Eileen M. Danahey, President and CEO. “It speaks volumes about our dedication to delivering outstanding customer service, offer personalized products and services and to our commitment to the communities within our footprint. We’d like to thank our valued members and dedicated employees for helping us achieve this award.”
While sponsoring the 2019 A New Normal Life Health Fest, Del Norte CU equally raised and donated $4,500 to three organizations, Tewa Women United, Hoy Recovery Center, and the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness.
“What an exciting time for DNCU to show our spirit and mission of Improving Lives in a fun and impactful way” says DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti. “The three organizations that were selected as part of this donation embody the vision we have for our communities – coming together to end homelessness and drug abuse begins with focus on our youth. Our philanthropic efforts are focused on improving the lives of the youth of Northern New Mexico, and we know that these funds will go a long way to shape the future of tomorrow.”