Forty-nine credit unions and partners participated in a statewide day of kindness across Minnesota, dedicating the day to community service projects and volunteer opportunities affecting more than 335,000 people.
“The cooperative impact of credit unions is larger than each individual branch,” says Minnesota Credit Union Network President/CEO Mark Cummins. “CU Forward Day is an opportunity for credit union staff to show the people helping people philosophy in action.”
Minnesota credit unions hold the event each year on the second Monday in October. This year, credit union employees participated in events ranging from Habitat for Humanity projects, meals for children, outdoor clean-up events, free document shredding, children’s book drives, and random acts of kindness for community members.
In addition to staff time, credit unions donated $100,000 to various community programs and initiatives.