Humanitarian Highlight 4/18: Generosity
It`s finally that time of the week, #HumanitarianHighlight day!! We love hearing about credit unions take the stand in helping out their community. It truly is an inspiration to see and witness their efforts in wanting to uplift those who are in tough situations. If your credit union would ever like to be in our future HH posts, use the #HumanitarianHighlight so we can see what amazing acts of kindness you all have done and please let us know if you have any questions or comments!!
During the Sioux Falls Stampede Hockey Club game, Southeast 605 Chapter of CUs donated $8,000 to Feeding South Dakota in an effort to help fight hunger throughout the state. So, what does Feeding South Dakota do, you ask??
“We are a hunger relief organization and we are fighting daily to eliminate hunger in this state. Most importantly, we are doing it with your help. Every single week, Feeding South Dakota assists in providing temporary food assistance to approximately 21,000 hungry individuals and families in our state and our BackPack Program gives food every weekend to over 5,500 kids who otherwise might go hungry.” Feeding South Dakota
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With a combination of sponsorships and an annual employee campaign, Robins FCU donated an astounding amount of $96,000 to United Way of Central Georgia.
“Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health…United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED.” United Way of Central Georgia
Donated $2,500 to Independent Living, Inc. to go towards their Annual Breakfast. Independent Living has been around for over 30 years in helping people of all ages gain universal access and opportunities in all areas of life.
This wonderful CUs staff took the tome to fill and donate 30 baskets to Easter Baskets for Berks. These baskets will be given out to several children in the welfare organization in Berks County! How incredible is that?!
In 2018, this amazing credit union donated an incredible amount of $17,000 to Dignity Health – St. Rose Dominican, Siena Campus through Children’s Miracle Network. Way to go everyone!!
With the rising support within the community, Metro CU received a gracious amount of $1,565 for the Salvation Army flood relief. Matching the donation, this outstanding CU were able to donate $3,130 to help the communities who were affected by the flooding in Nebraska. #communitystrong
For the past several weeks, floods have taken a devastating toll on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Lakota FCU is located within the flood zones and was left without drinking water for them and the community. Jeff Nelson, President of the Credit Union Association of the Dakotas got in contact with Lakota FCU’s Manager, Shayna Ferguson to see what they can do to help out.
“It has been pretty hectic here,” said Ferguson. “A large portion of our reservation was without running water for six days, and many still do not have clean drinking water,” she told Olson. Ferguson also explained that the credit union had purchased the last available pallet of water from their closest Sam’s Club, and offered the supplies for free to those in the community who needed it, but their supply was depleted. That was when Olson reached out to other Rapid City area credit unions, asking for assistance.” CUinsight
Hearing of the news, five credit unions within the community sprang to action to help out. Black Hills FCU, Northern Hills FCU, Sentinel FCU, Med5 FCU and Highmark FCU came together to donate a total of 7,800 bottles of water to Lakota FCU, which they then distributed the water to the community. Furthermore, it is so incredible and inspiring how credit unions come together to help out those in need. Truly shows their #CUdifference!