Humanitarian Highlight 8/13/2020: Healing Transformations
Happy #Thursday everyone! How are you and your staff doing during this pandemic? In this week's #HumanitarianHighlight, we mention a few #creditunions who keep showing their community's support during the pandemic. Please let us know what you think, and we hope you love this blog as much as we do! If you know of any credit union who has continued to support their city in any way, please send us a direct message on any of our social media platforms and we will be more than happy to give them a shout out!
When reading this post, it truly made us so happy. AMOCO FCU’s member Justin was in the grocery store when he saw a woman in need of life-saving CPR. Justin rushed to her and administered CPR that saved her life. Thank you Justin for your heroic deed, and for going above and beyond to help out someone in need of assistance.
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Thinking of others, Anderson FCU not only donated $3,000 but also helped prepare 200 plates for local charities through Anderson Interfaith Ministries (AIM). Way to go, everyone!
“AIM is an efficient non-profit organization that meets the needs of struggling individuals and families in Anderson County. AIM was founded by churches to eliminate the duplication of assistance to those in need. For almost three decades, AIM has stabilized the community and continued to do so using its hand-up, not hand out philosophy. AIM is well known in the Upstate area for giving hope and changing lives and continues to do so with unparalleled levels of energy, efficiency, and reliability.” AIM
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You will never guess what Heartland FCU has done! The CU presented a $1,000 check to the Kettering Backpack Program to aid them in their effort to provide at-risk students with a bag of food each week to help sustain them with all the nutrients they need for the weekend.
DCECU awarded 10 scholarships, each worth $1,500 to students who were affiliated with DCECU through two of their scholarship programs. Congratulations, everyone!
How awesome is this?! Kohler CU awarded $500,000 in scholarships to 63 students who are pursuing higher education! Way to go, #CUfamily and congratulations to all the scholarship winners!
WCCU donated $10,000 to the Westerly Hospital Foundation’s COVID-19 Response Fund as a way to help provide critical support such as testing, medication, medical supplies, and staff assistance.
“Westerly Community Credit Union is greatly supportive of South County Health,” stated Stephen White, President/CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union. “We are very fortunate to have an organization of their caliber in our community and know-how essential they are. We appreciate them and are happy to help support them, especially during these unprecedented times.”
“I can’t say enough about the community support South County Health has received during this COVID pandemic,” said Aaron Robinson, President/CEO of South County Health. “This generous donation from Westerly Community Credit Union comes at a critical time as patients are starting to return for medical care they’ve put off. Thankfully, this will help offset some of the costs associated with the additional protocols and safety measures we’ve put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.” WCCU
In an effort to partner with Second Harvest, $30,000 was raised to help combat child hunger during the coronavirus pandemic. How astounding is that?!
GET READY FOR CU4Kids Miracle Jeans Day!
This event is happening on September 9, 2020, so make sure your employees wear their favorite pair of jeans as an effort to help fundraise for local children's hospitals!
"Over the past 23 years, credit unions have raised an incredible $185 million. Credit unions raise funds by engaging their communities, members, and especially employees. This has allowed them to make an immense impact for millions of children every single year. 100% of the donations go directly to the children’s hospital in your community." CU4Kids Miracle Jeans Day
Let us all help make a difference to help end childhood illness!