Donations by Credit Unions
Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union, Daleville, Ala., raised nearly $112,000 during its annual golf tournament to benefit Fort Rucker’s Army Emergency Relief Fund campaign. More than 120 golfers supported the event. AER is the Army’s emergency financial assistance program dedicated to helping active and retired soldiers. Fort Rucker’s AER campaign will provide loans and grants to soldiers, retirees, family members and survivors. AACFCU donated $15,000 from this year’s golf tournament to help support the campaign. AACFCU also received a $1,500 grant from Armed Forces Financial Network, which was included in the $15,000 donation.
Belco Community Credit Union, Harrisburg, Pa., donated $1,400 to the American Cancer Society. Through the ACS Daffodil Days program, employees purchased $1,057 in daffodil orders. The program offers daffodils to donors every spring in appreciation for their contributions. In addition, Belco employees also held a chili cook-off to raise donations for the ACS. Nine employees participated and raised an additional $227. Belco employees also donated $3 each Friday to wear jeans in March, collecting an additional $105. All donations went to the ACS in the Harrisburg, Gettysburg and Lancaster areas.
Kitsap Credit Union, Bremerton, Wash., presented the Silverdale, Wash., YMCA with a $7,000 donation for their Strong Kids Campaign. The campaign focuses on strengthening local communities through youth development, recreation and homework assistance.
MAFCU Federal Credit Union, Brookline, Mass., donated $1,500 to the American Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter to assist those affected by last year’s tornadoes in western Massachusetts. The money was raised through MAFCU’s ongoing voluntary casual dress fundraiser. Participating employees contribute from their own funds when they choose to wear casual business attire. Donations are made on a weekly basis. Past casual dress donations include Partner In Health (through MAFCU’s Cover Haiti with Love), Mercy Corps, Greater Boston Sickle Cell Disease Association, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and Jeffrey Modell Foundation.