Humanitarian Highlight 10/15/20: Good Deeds Last Forever
Hello everyone, happy Thursday and welcome back to an all-new Humanitarian Highlight! It brings us so much joy to see all these wonderful credit unions perform good deeds in their communities. These credit unions have exemplified so much hospitality towards others and we wanted to shine the spotlight on them! Thank you to everyone who was involved in these exceptional acts of kindness! Catch us back next week for more incredible stories.
Public Service Credit Union awarded ten students $1,000 each. Due to gathering restrictions because of COVID-19, the awardees were honored online at www.PSCUnow.com/scholarships.
During the month of August, Marshfield Medical Center Credit Union (MMCCU) asked members to bring their coins in for deposit. At the end of the month, MMCCU would donate a percentage of the profits up to $500 to a local charity. Members brought in a total of $14,496.54 coins for deposit in August.
Logix Federal Credit Union announced Tuesday the conclusion of its Paying with a Purpose campaign, having raised $50,000 to benefit five local hospitals serving its branch communities.
In honor of Hunger Action Month, Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union decided to match gifts to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank's Virtual Food Drive, which was up to $10,000!
Members 1st Federal Credit Union held its 23rd Annual Charity Golf Classic on Monday, August 31, 2020. The outing format consisted of a four-person scramble with assigned tee times. There were 128 golfers, and it was held at Hershey Country Club. Beneficiaries of the outing included A Week Away Foundation, Central PA Food Bank, Lancaster Recreation Commission, and The Salvation Army. A grand total of $125,000 was raised, and each organization took home checks in the amount of $22,000
The charitable arm of Northwest Federal Credit Union recently presented a check for $10,000 to Dr. Julie Leidig, Provost of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA)-Loudoun for use by the NOVA-Loudoun campus for its Lifeline program, an emergency relief fund for students at the Loudoun Campus.
Diamond Credit Union awarded the 17th annual Alfred A. Panfile Memorial Scholarships to seven local and very deserving students. A total of $7,000 in scholarships were awarded to the Class of 2020. Mr. Panfile was a longtime volunteer member of Diamond’s Board of Directors before his passing in 2012.
Today is a very special day for the Credit Union Community as it is International Credit Union Day, aka ICU Day. It is a great opportunity for us to help raise awareness for those who are not members of a CU to learn how we are helping create and build communities. Especially amidst a global pandemic, we are seeing many members of credit unions find hope and help through their credit union. This is one of the largest factors that differentiate credit unions from other financial institutions. We put together a video to help celebrate the day.