Humanitarian Highlight 6/4/2020: A Great Support System
Hello #CUfamily!! We hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy during this time of uncertainty. As always, we want to give a few shout outs today to say thank you to all the wonderful credit unions for making sure the members in their community are well taken care of. Please, if you know of any credit union that has gone above and beyond in their community, use the hashtag #HumanitarianHighlight or send us a message through our social media accounts, and we will be more than happy to give them a shout out.
Can we please all take a minute to acknowledge how terrific this credit union is?! St. Mary’s Bank made a $10,000 donation to the Police Athletic League (Nashua PAL) in an effort to help with the major remodelings that they are undergoing.
“‘Nashua PAL’s Youth Safe Haven is a positive force in the lives of so many Nashua youth and their families,’ said Ron Convey, St. Mary’s Bank President/CEO. ‘We proudly support the renovation of this facility because of the lasting impact it will have on a community in need.’”
ON TOP OF ALL OF THAT, as a collaborative effort by four New Hampshire hospitals, St. Mary’s Bank donated $25,000 to FrontLinesNH.org’s Challenge Match to help raise funds for COVID-19!
“‘Healthcare workers make sacrifices every day to keep us safe,’ said Ronald Covey, St. Mary’s Bank President/CEO. ‘We are giving back to help protect and prepare our heroes for the road ahead. We encourage everyone who can to join us in supporting FrontLinesNH’s fundraiser. Our challenge-match gift will make yours go even further right now.’”
Working harder than ever, TwinStar CU’s employees had the opportunity to work alongside Homeless Backpacks to help pack lunches for local students.
“Homeless Backpacks is a non-profit 501c3 corporation committed to ending homelessness, by giving teens the help they need so they can focus on school, go on to graduate and become contributing citizens.
We provide food for the weekend to homeless teens in Thurston county. Some teens are in government-supported meal programs during the school day, but on their own on the weekend. Each week, volunteers deliver food bags to local middle and high schools in Lacey, Tumwater and Olympia, as well as K-12 in Yelm, Rainier, Tenino and Rochester.
Each bag has enough food for the weekend, including macaroni & cheese, tuna, ravioli, ramen noodles, chili, fruit cups, granola bars, oatmeal, peanut butter, chocolate milk and assorted snacks. Students go to the counselor’s or nurse’s office and obtain the food. Bags fit easily into backpacks so other students will not know they are part of our program. Each bag costs $8 – $9 per week to fill.”
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Thinking about their hardworking staff, COPFCU took the time to order everyone's lunch from their local restaurant, Incline Public House! #supportlocalbusinesses
Doing everything in their power to keep their community happy, Mountain CU has encouraged staff from 8 of their branches to order takeout from different local restaurants on Fridays to help support local businesses.
Showing love for their frontline workers, Arlington Community FCU provided lunch from Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company for the Arlington Free Clinic staff!
Taking some time away from their desks, the Brazos Valley Schools staff put together 300 Hero Goodie bags to be delivered to Methodist Hospital West as an effort to keep the front line heroes fed and energized.
Just, wow! Partnering with the CC Police and Fire Department, Texas Bridge CU donated 5,000 N95 masks to their First Responders! Absolutely incredible job, Texas Bridge CU!
Thank you for reading this Humanitarian Highlight! Please check out last week’s post, and please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions about our products & services through our email or by phone (800) 537-9598!