Humanitarian Highlight 9/19: Winners of Humanity
#HumanitarianHighlight day is here and we can't wait to share what we have found! So, please sit back, relax and enjoy our blog! If you know of any credit union that went above and beyond for their community, use #HumanitarianHighlight to be featured on our page!
A true definition of #CUdifference is doing everything in your power to help those in your community create a permanent change. Connexus CU created a goal and met it! They were able to donate to 3 shelters (Haven Housing, Avenues for Homeless Youth, and Catholic Charities of Saint Paul and Minneapolis), in which donated a grand total of $15,000 to each shelter.
Determined to help create a difference, CBC FCU beat their volunteer record from the last time they were there. This spectacular CU took the time to help Food Share of Ventura County with any last-minute tasks! Make sure you all keep a lookout for their next donation opportunity during December!
"Since 1978, Food Share has been feeding the hungry in Ventura County. It all began when eight friends banded together to provide food to those in need under a bridge in Ventura, CA. The early philanthropic movement started in a family garage, quickly outgrew a donated fire station in Saticoy and now operates in Oxnard, CA with two warehouses with a combined 36,000 square feet. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 13 million pounds of food, or nearly 12 million meals annually through its 190 pantry and program partners. As Ventura County's regional food bank, Food Share provides food for over 75,000 hungry friends and neighbors monthly. Food Share is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger-relief network of food banks, as well as the California Association of Food Banks. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Food Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation's largest hunger-relief organization." Food Share of Ventura County
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We should give a round of applause to Desert Financial CU for taking the time to donate hundreds of items that went to Tillman Middle School and Crockett Elementary School. Whan an incredible effort, everyone!!
Do you know what would make anyone's year? Driving a car for free use for an entire year!! Education CU started a drawing for a year of free use of a Volkswagen vehicle. Just recently, the winning recipient was picked during their Amarillo Sod Poodles baseball game. Congratulations!!