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Nusenda Credit Union, Albuquerque, N.M., will hold virtual financial services career exploration courses during COVID-19 closures. The curriculum teaches metro-area high school students how to manage their money and provides insight into financial services industry careers.
Visions Federal Credit Union, Endicott, N.Y., has committed $60,000 to organizations that support COVID-19 relief. “Giving back is what we do here,” says Tim Strong, community development manager. “It’s part of credit union philosophy—people helping people.”
Employees at Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Manhattan Beach, Calif., served more than 2,700 scoops of ice cream from its popular ice cream truck to Torrance Memorial Medical Center healthcare workers during National Hospital Week, May 10-16. The healthcare workers also received highlighters and masks.
As South Florida restaurants and retailers start to re-open, Tropical Financial Credit Union, Miramar, Fla., is handing out extra cash to employees to fuel an economic comeback. The credit union is giving $500 gift cards to each employee in South Florida to spend on local businesses. The total amount, $85,000, coincides with Tropical Financial’s 85th anniversary.
Recognizing the deep impact COVID-19 has had throughout Minnesota, SPIRE Credit Union, Falcon Heights, Minn., organized a campaign to give $250,000 to 187 Minnesota businesses and charities. SPIRE’s leadership asked the credit union’s 300 employees to select local businesses and charities.
Through Local Change, members of Elevations Credit Union, Boulder, Colo., can opt in to automatically round up their debit card purchases and donate the change to the Elevations Foundation. The credit union will match all donations this year. Local Change donations for the remainder of 2020 will support local COVID-19 relief efforts.
Hoping to raise spirits and spread a little joy, the Wellbeing Champions Committee at Ideal Credit Union, Woodbury, Minn., launched a four-week “Make it an Ideal Day” Positivity Challenge. The effort encourages employees and members to focus on something positive that happened during their day. As part of the positivity challenge, participants receive a “Make it an Ideal Day” bracelet to wear as a reminder to stay positive throughout the day and look for silver linings.