Humanitarian Highlight 3/14: Going the Extra Mile
Welcome back to another #HumanitarianHighlight!! We have a special HH this week due to all the CUs who truly went out of their way to help their #community. If you went above and beyond for your community and want to be given a shout out, use the hashtag #HumanitarianHighlight to be featured on our page!
Under the Credit Unions for Kids program, all three inspiring credit unions came together to raise an astounding amount of $68,990 to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during the year 2018! In Central Washington, that’s Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, which includes Yakima Children`s Village. Way to go everyone!
A truly wonderful and giving credit union announced that they wanted to give their 15,000-square-foot administrative building to a Janesville-based nonprofit. The nonprofit helps provide health and dental care to those who are underinsured and uninsured. Blackhawk CEO, Sherri Stump states,“When I told the board about it, everybody had a story about how HealthNet had helped someone they knew—a neighbor or a family member with cancer.”
“HealthNet’s services change people’s lives,” …“When someone gets their teeth fixed or gets dentures, that makes them so much more confident,” CEO Ian Hedges said. “They become so much more confident. They get a job, or they’ve gone from $9-an-hour to $15-an-hour jobs.”
Presented a $17,000 check to the United Regional Foundation/ Children’s Miracle Network. “They have been wonderful partners for over 20 years, and what that means is that we can keep providing wonderful programs lifesaving equipment from the tiniest of babies to adolescents,” Shelby Reese with the Children’s Miracle Network said.
Donated an amazing amount of $6,561 to the Dahlgren-Skidgel Farm of Hope. This incredible organization will use the money to help lodge homeless veterans at one of the duplexes on the site.
John DeVeau, president of the United Veterans of Maine states, “A lot of vets we come in contact with are, or are about to become, homeless because of one reason or another,” he said. “Homelessness isn’t the root cause [but a symptom of something else] be it mental health or substance abuse. There are a number of things that could cause an individual to become homeless.”… “I really want to thank NorState Federal Credit Union for their partnership with us,” he said. “We do receive funding from private individuals who give what they can, but this is a partnership that has been growing and is continuing to show that there are organizations out there willing to step up and really make a difference, and I can’t thank them enough.”
To make a donation to this organization, call Karen St. Peter at (207) 492-2190, or stop by the facility on 358 Washburn Street in Caribou.
Donated $500 to the Green Bean Ski Club. The money went towards a purchase of new helmets the Fort Kent’s Lonesome Pine Trails ski rental shop needed, in replacement of the old ones!
Teamed up with King Soopers to donate more than 30,000 roses to senior citizens for Valentine’s Day.
"It is such a small thing," said Deborah Brown, vice president for human resources for Adventure Credit Union. "It`s just a rose, but to see their reaction has been a very gratifying day."
Brown also stated that the main goal of this donation was to help cheer up then senior citizens in order to help them fight isolation.
Participated in Cycle Nation!! What is Cycle Nation?? Well, it is where employees and members get a chance to cycle on stationary bikes for an incredible amount of two hours in a way to help educate people about how to live a healthy life. A total amount of $40,000 of proceeds were donated to the American Heart Association.
“In the United States, someone has a stroke and dies of a heart attack every 40 secondsand we intend to change that number.” American Stroke Association
CLICK HERE to learn more and to make a donation to this wonderful organization.
Helped raise money in order to support the Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare! A total amount of over $31,000 was raised from all those who participated with Hiway #hockeykids4kids. Teamwork makes the dream work!
“Children who have disabilities and complex medical needs—and their families—have been at the center of our mission for more than 120 years. Learn how we`ve built on this long history to help patients improve their health, achieve greater well-being, and enjoy life.” Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare
To learn more about Gillette, CLICK HERE!