As the nation begins to reopen from coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions, credit union continue to assist their communities in recovery efforts.
GCS Credit Union, Granite City, Ill., is assisting the community through its Giving CommUNITY Support Project. GCS chose 10 agencies to support. Since the pandemic started, GCS has donated $20,000 to organizations that provide food assistance to families in need.
Firefly Credit Union, Burnsville, Minn., donated 70 tablets to M Health Fairview as part of a statewide challenge called #CUs4U. In this challenge, launched by Hiway Federal Credit Union, St. Paul, Minn., credit unions are honoring essential workers and giving back to the community.
Also as part of #CUs4U, Ideal Credit Union, Woodbury, Minn., delivered a check for $1,000 to Aesop’s Table to support its partnership with East Side Elders, a group that provides hot meals to people age 60 and older.
With COVID-19 sidelining the 2020 Long Island Special Olympics, Jovia Financial Credit Union, Westbury, N.Y., is sponsoring an “at home” competition and training regimen for Special Olympics athletes. As a Silver Partner to the Special Olympics New York, the Long Island credit union is supporting the regional chapter’s efforts to allow athletes to train and compete against one another within the state. The “Sports Season At Home” will serve as a proxy for the recently cancelled competition. Jovia Financial will provide funds to help create the “at home” training and competition components for competitors.
SEFCU, Albany, N.Y., has partnered with News10ABC and iHeartMedia Albany to feed neighbors in need through an online fundraising campaign called “No Neighbor Hungry.” The campaign will raise money to support seven nonprofit organizations in New York’s Capital Region. SEFCU will match individual contributions for the first $100,000 raised.
American Heritage Credit Union, Philadelphia, partnered with 17 credit unions and other partners to raise more than $220,000 for 30,000 medical gowns that will be distributed to healthcare facilities throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.