Credit unions continue to support their local communities through monetary donations and other resources in relief of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Among their contributions:
First Financial Federal Credit Union, Lutherville, Md., donated $50,000 to support the Maryland Food Bank’s mission of serving food-insecure populations throughout the state. The donation will provide meals and other resources to those experiencing hunger in Maryland, especially those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mission Federal Credit Union, San Diego, with staff and community support, raised $364,147 to benefit the Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank. The total includes $30,476 raised by Mission Federal, $50,000 as part of its dollar-for-dollar match grant, and $283,671 from its website. The total amount will provide 1,820,732 meals for San Diegans suffering from food insecurity.
Hanscom Federal Credit Union Charitable Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Hanscom Federal Credit Union, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., donated $5,000 to the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. The foundation has committed $10,000 to aid efforts to help those who are suffering from the economic impact of the outbreak.
Naveo Credit Union, Somerville, Mass., donated more than $6,000 during April to benefit its neighbors and local organizations affected by COVID-19. The donations aid vulnerable people and the community organizations that support them.
Advia Credit Union, Parchment, Mich., is donating $30,000 to individuals and school districts in cities across Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois to aid in COVID-19 relief efforts. “Advia’s mission is to provide advantages,” says Nancy Loftis, vice president of public relations and marketing. The credit union created the project quickly to support those in need and “show our admiration for those making a difference during this pandemic.”
Sound Credit Union, Tacoma, Wash., has supported several community food banks, nonprofits, and small businesses by securing more than 70,000 meals for those in need.
Marshfield (Wis.) Medical Center Credit Union (MMCCU), donated $5,000 to the Hannah Center through a partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago's Relief Program. The program consists of 0% interest rate advances and grants to support member institutions and the communities they serve as they respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.