Humanitarian Highlight 2/14: Credit Unions Who Care
Happy Valentines Day everyone! We are BACK with another #HumanitarianHighlight!! This week, we are very excited to give these credit unions a shout out due to their hard efforts in helping their beloved communities. So let us begin!!
Who doesn’t love bowling?! Well, members from Cedar Point FCU had a night full of fun and giving at one of their local bowling alleys. The CU is a proud sponsor of SMCR’s Solomons Dragon Boat Festival, in which they donated $10,000 to. This was an effort to help raise funds for local programs and events for the members within the community who have developmental differences.
Recently donated $25,000 to The Journey Home’s capital building campaign. The Journey Home works with local hospices, and provides a safe place for people to rest in a comfortable environment.
- “We are happy to support The Journey Home as they near the end of their ambitious capital campaign,” said Truity President/CEO Dennis Halpin. “Their new facility for hospice services is the only one of its kind in the Bartlesville community. On behalf of our senior team and all Truity employees, we are proud to support the tireless efforts of The Journey Home’s staff and volunteers as they fulfill their mission.” Examiner-Enterprise
With a strong willing effort to help out their community, Fairmont FCU, recently donated $25,000 to the WVU Medicine’s Children’s School Intervention Program, the raised the total giving amount to $31,000.
- ‘Fairmont Federal Credit Union CEO Cindy Dickey said that the program goes along with the credit union’s ideals of commitment to community, and that the program does wonders for the kids’ mental well-being. “That’s a great way to keep normalcy for individuals who need care,” Dickey said. “Having an advocate and someone who can bridge the gap between parents and children and the school system is very important. It will keep them engaged in the classroom as much as they can be, and I think that’s a great resource for our community.”’ The Fairmont News
In loving support of this program, Cindy Dickey also stated that another $50,000 will be donated soon.
This outstanding CU launched a warm clothing and blanket drive for the homeless. Their ten branches nationwide were focused on helping the 17,000 people who don’t have the funds to buy clothes or keep warm in the harsh winter conditions. Their hopes are to exceed the amount of 800 blankets that they donated last year.
The students in Hawaii had a great time learning how to stay on budget, and to keep track of day to day expenses, thanks to HFS FCU in Hilo. There isn’t anything better than to learn how to prepare for the future.
We know the holidays have passed, but credit unions from all over have gone above and beyond to help make a difference in the community. First Community CU had a success holiday bulb drive; they put a bare tree in one of their branches in a way for members, and staff to donate decorations in an effort to help decorate the tree. For each donation on the tree, this wonderful CU matched it with a dollar.
Presented a $32 million check to the North Bay Fire Relief Fund. Within sixteen weeks of trying to raise money, the $32 million was distributed to through checks, gift cards, and visas to many of the families in need, first responders, non-profits and businesses. The CU paid all of the administrative costs and many generous donations were made to help people try and get back on their feet. They even had a call from Sweden asking to donate. To learn more about where the money was distributed, head over to the post to become inspired and heartfelt by all the love and support many people have for their community.
Donated a $25,000 gift to the Studer Community Institute in support of Brain Bags. This program gives new mothers gift bags before they leave the hospital. The gift bags include story’s, toys, a Baby Steps book for the parents which talk about the baby’s developmental brains within the first three years of their life and a binder full of information if there is ever a question or concern. If you would like to donate to the Studer Institute, your contribution will help build brains since the main focus is on the “first 1,000 days” of the baby’s life.
This incredible CU takes miraculous pride in wanting to help the future of their community by educating the kids in financial literacy. By doing so, they finance literacy committee held a six week program at Richard King High School in an effort to teach students how to manage their money wisely. They were also taught how to check their checking accounts, learned about savings and budgets and many more topics.