Humanitarian Highlight 7/23/2020: The Continued Movement
Hi there! How is your Thursday going so far? Today, we have a brand new #HumanitarianHighlight from all different credit unions who have touched their communities in some sort of way. Their determination and will in wanting to make a difference is truly inspiring and heartfelt to see. Since everything in the world right now is still a little off, we hope blogs like these can help inspire others in making a positive impact. If you know of a credit union who has continued to shed light within their community, let us know and we will be more than happy to give them a shoutout.
Caring about the students in their community, Merrimack Valley CU awarded 15 incredible students each with a $1,000 scholarship!
“Choosing the 15 scholarship recipients was especially difficult this year, as we had so many impressive applicants,” said John Howard, President/CEO, Merrimack Valley Credit Union. “The scholarship recipients were selected because of their commitment to education and to their community both in and out of school. While many had to modify how they demonstrated that commitment in the past few months – through remote learning and finding other ways to help in the community – we are confident that the flexibility and resiliency they have shown these past few months will prove useful not only in college but also in their careers.” Daily CU Scan
This outstanding credit union donated $4,374 to The HEAL Foundation. The money was raised through their dress-down days and fundraising, all to help create a #CUdifference and #CUmovement throughout their community! Outstanding job, everyone!
“HEAL provides grants to organizations, camps, programs and schools which serve those with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northeast Florida. In the last decade, HEAL has contributed over $2 million in support of our local autism community.” HEAL Foundation
Want to learn more about HEAL? Click HERE!
Land of Lincoln CU took the time to raise and donate $20,000 to many central Illinois food pantries! Excellent job #CUfamily!
With everything going on in the world right now, Yolo FCU made sure to take care of the members in the senior home who were hit by COVID-19. The credit union donated $10,000 to St. John’s Retirement Village through a donation matching program.
“St. John’s has a long-standing reputation of providing quality care to those living in their senior living facility,” says Jenee Rawlings, Yolo FCU president and chief executive officer. “The COVID-19 outbreak at St. John’s devastated their community, but how they responded to this tragedy is admirable. We hope this donation aids in their recovery and continued operation.” Daily Democrat
Helping support the Neighborly Fund, ESL FCU pledged $40,000 to help with relief loans for the community members as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic hit many parts of the community.
Recognizing hardworking students, Huron Area Education FCU awarded $250 scholarships to nine students for the academic year of 2020-2021!
Even though many events and schools have put everything on a halt from the pandemic, it didn’t keep Polish & Slavic FCU from donating $500,000 in scholarships to 400 high school and college students!! WOW!!
“‘Everyone involved in the Scholarship Program displayed their full professionalism during these difficult and frightening times of the COVID-19 pandemic. I wish to congratulate all the winners, as they represent the next generation of leaders in the Polish-American community. Clearly, these current hard times prove that their leadership will be needed in the future,” said Dr. Iwona Korga, chairwoman of the Scholarship Committee of the PSFCU board of directors.’
‘The fact that the 20th edition of our scholarship program was carried out so efficiently and without delay despite the damaging effects of the pandemic, the near-complete freeze of the economy, and the dramatic disruption to our daily routine only proves that PSFCU is a highly professional and modern financial institution, able to function at the highest levels under all conditions,' said PSFCU President/CEO Bogdan Chmielewski.’” CUSocialGood
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