Humanitarian Highlight 5/9: A Neighboring Connection
Hello and welcome back to another #HumanitarianHighlight! We are so excited to be sharing some out of this world credit unions who have demonstrated the true meaning of #CUdifference. If you or know of any credit union that went above and beyond for their community, use #HumanitarianHighlihgt to be featured on our page!
Taking part in a community gesture to help kids in need, is such an astounding act of kindness. Bay Atlantic FCU has alerted their social media following that they are holding a Kid Friendly Food Drive from May 1st through June 30th. The food drive will help children in need who don’t have access to nutritious food when the school year ends. All donations will be taken to the Salvation Army. To find out what kinds of foods Bay Atlantic FCU is hoping to receive, please head over to their Facebook post to see which items are most mandatory.
Helped raise an astounding amount of $13,000 to help support the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Shamrock Campaign.
“We are proud to support this cause every year, and on behalf of our entire organization, I want to thank the local staff and volunteers at MDA for the work they do to help kids and families in need,” said Navigant Credit Union President/CEO Gary E. Furtado. “I also want to thank our employees and our members. Their generosity and willingness to give back to the communities we serve is a huge part of who we are, and I am consistently proud to work alongside them every day.”
Minot Police Department vs Minot Fire Department in an epic hockey game. Who will take it? For the second year in a row, this incredible credit union sponsored the Guns N’ Hoses charity event for a way to raise money for Mike Honeyman who suffered a brain injury in 2018, and is still on the road to recovery.
“Our goal for the event is to just raise any amount of money to help the family and his road to recovery,” said Mike Crisp from the Minot Fire Department. GEM contributed $250 towards the event as sponsors of the “Chuck-A-Puck” contest, with all proceeds going to Mike and his family.”
Teamwork makes the dream work! Staff and members from Arbor Financial CU helped raise a total amount of $2,130 for Housing Resources, Inc. The funds will help prevent families in need who from becoming homeless, while also re-housing families who have already experienced homelessness.
This extraordinary credit union was pleased to announce that they are partnering with Habitat for Humanity® MetroWest/Greater Worcester in order to build a playhouse to children of veterans under Operation Playhouse. May 4th, Homefield CU volunteers will take on the project to help build a patriotic themed playhouse. The playhouse present and taken on a truck to a family of a disabled veteran.
“Each playhouse is sponsored by a company or group as a way to give back to veterans and military families. An Operation Playhouse manager works with the family to determine a theme for the playhouse based on the interest of the child/children. Habitat for Humanity® will provide the materials necessary to complete the build, funded by Homefield Credit Union.” Homefield Credit Union
Donated a remarkable amount of 650 items for the Boys & Girls Club of DE. Throughout the whole month of March, DEXSTA FCU had been able to participate in a sock and underwear drive which in turned is called The Undie 500. The overall amount of items collected are, 10 undershirts, 231 pairs of underwear and 424 pairs of socks. How incredible is this?!
“DEXSTA is not only making donations to the Boys & Girls Club, we are making a difference,” states Natashia Osborne, Indirect Lending Assistant for DEXSTA Federal Credit Union. DEXSTA would like to thank everyone for their generous contributions.”
Presented a $10,000 check to Karina Wentworth, founder of Financial Reality Foundation. This incredible foundation has an interactive program for students to learn and understand the true meaning of making budgeting decisions.
“Specifically designed for high school seniors, where they make real-life choices about a post high school career and how to stay within budget while paying for necessities such as housing, food and transportation, to name a few. Along the way, needs versus wants are tested as community volunteers sell vacations, puppies, hot tubs and many more impulse spending items that can have a major impact on a budget.” CU Times