Humanitarian Highlight 5/23: An Exquisite Community Effort
Happy Thursday and happy #humanitarianhighlight day!! Reading about all the credit unions who took time out of their day to help our their communities, truly shows that they care and want to help create a #CUdifference. If you know of any credit union that went above and beyond for their community, use #HumanitarianHighlihgt to be featured on our page!
Their Des Moines team donated a generous amount to the National Kidney Foundation. On top of that, they participated in the event to help support a member. Great work everyone!
This incredible staff helped raise money the whole month to help support Autism Awareness Month. They raised an incredible amount of $500 which will go towards Family & Youth’s efforts to help empower and support those who know someone or has someone in the family with Autism.
“Family & Youth Counseling Agency (Family & Youth), an award winning organization, was established as a nonprofit organization in 1970 to provide affordable and professional family services to people in Southwest Louisiana. It is the belief of Family & Youth that all individuals possess the ability to solve their own challenges and live full and healthy lives when support is available. It is the mission of Family & Youth to provide affordable and professional support through programs and services dedicated to advocacy, counseling and education for the people of Southwest Louisiana. Our effort and commitment to building family values will guarantee a stable and stronger community.” Family & Youth
This outstanding foundation presented a $40,000 check to help support St. Gerard House. They assist individuals with autism and their family members in learning how to cope and help provide the highest quality care possible.
“St. Gerard House is thrilled to have the support of the SECU Foundation Capacity Building grant to hire our first ever human resources director,” remarked Caroline Long, Executive Director of St. Gerard House. “This was a top goal of ours so that we can position ourselves for necessary growth – we have over 75 children on the waiting list and we are committed to expanding our capacity. SECU members and the folks at SECU Foundation really understand autism and the crisis situation for families looking for help. We are so grateful to be working with them!”
“A not-for-profit financial cooperative owned by its members, SECU has been providing employees of the State of North Carolina and their families with consumer financial services for over 81 years. The Credit Union also offers a diversified line of financial advisory services including retirement and education planning, tax preparation, insurance, trust and estate planning services, and investments through its partners and affiliated entities.” SECU
Donated an extraordinary amount of $10,000 to The Boys & Girls Clubs of Elko.
“Donations from our generous community are vital for this club’s success. Elko Federal Credit has shown great leadership in supporting Elko County’s youth by donating to ensure all kids receive Boys & Girls Club services, regardless of ability to pay,” said Rusty Bahr, Boys & Girls Club CEO.
Awarded $5,000 in scholarships to the 2019 Partners in Education scholarship recipients. Job well done everyone!
Partnered up with FOX59 to help raise a magnificent amount of $95,000 through Pack the Pantries. This hunger awareness campaign is a 13-hour telethon that many people have volunteered at the phone bank to help receive donations from local viewers.
“Not only does Pack the Pantries allow us to bring attention to the hunger needs of the Indianapolis community, but it allows us to address financial instability at the root of the problem,” states Dusty Simmons, Financial Center’s VP of Membership Development, “With our partnership with FOX59, we’re able to provide on-air financial education to those who may be watching and looking for a solution to their financial struggles.” The Southside Times
Presented a $10,000 check to the Williston State College Foundation. The foundation is a nonprofit agency that helps their community by identifying investments, funding scholarships and capital improvements to the college.
“We have a strong commitment to our local communities,” says Melanie Stillwell about the pledge. Western Cooperative Credit Union is proud to support and acknowledge the importance of Williston State College and education in our communities.” CU Social Good