CU Happenings – Nov. 22, 2019

Robins Financial CU remembers troops serving overseas with gifts from home Robins Financial Credit Union in Georgia recently collected care packages to send off to troops who are currently serving overseas. Branches and back office departments were able to provide more than 90 boxes to get to these troops just in time for the holidays. […]

Robins Financial CU remembers troops serving overseas with gifts from home
donations for troopsRobins Financial Credit Union in Georgia recently collected care packages to send off to troops who are currently serving overseas. Branches and back office departments were able to provide more than 90 boxes to get to these troops just in time for the holidays.

As a part of this annual collection, Robins Financial Credit Union was able to provide a variety of items from snacks and grooming items to magazines, batteries and other beneficial items. These packages will be sent to troops deployed from Robins Air Force Base.

“We are proud to be able to make a contribution that will help the troops feel closer to home. This is our way to show how thankful we are for the daily sacrifices they make for us,” said Dee Dee Côté, senior vice president of administration for Robins Financial Credit Union.

 

Five Star Credit Union demonstrates thankfulness by donating food to local shelter
food donationsFive Star Credit Union, headquartered in Dothan, Ala., recently donated more than 175 pounds of food to the Harbor, a local drop-in shelter in Dothan. The staff donated the food as part of the credit union’s annual Thanksgiving pot luck lunch. Staff was encouraged to bring canned food to share with the Harbor. Throughout the week, local homeless and underserved residents stop in at the Harbor for a hot meal and provisions for the week.

Many of the donations are pre-made canned food with pop tops so the residents that don’t have homes or stoves can quickly access it. Several times a year Five Star holds potluck lunches and also collects provisions for various shelters in the Dothan area.

 

MPS CU in Miami hosts Juntos Avanzamos proclamation ceremony
MPS juntos avanzamosMPS Credit Union recently celebrated being awarded the prestigious national Juntos Avanzamos designation by Inclusiv. The Juntos Avanzamos designation is awarded to credit unions that are committed to serving Hispanic and immigrant communities by providing education and services that improve financial well-being.

In recognition of the honor, community members, business partners, MPS Credit Union employees, Inclusiv executives, and local dignitaries gathered at the credit union for a proclamation ceremony and celebration catered by MPS Credit Union Hispanic Business Partner, The Healthy Gourmet, and entertainment was provided by Jahinero Music.

Opening remarks were delivered by MPS Credit Union President and CEO Jace B Reyes and by Vice President of Marketing Jennifer Gerson, both of whom accepted the Juntos Avanzamos flag along with Michele Paramore, vice president of compliance & HR and Inclusiv representative Rene Vargas Martinez.

Reyes said, “Our commitment as a CDFI (Community Development Financial Institution) and Low Income designated credit union is to serve the underserved in our communities. The diversity of our community is one of our greatest assets and the Juntos Avanzamos designation signifies our commitment to meeting the needs of everyone in our community.”

Gerson added, “As we celebrate our 90th anniversary this year we are honored that our commitment to the Hispanic and immigrant community has been recognized by Inclusiv and the Juntos Avanzamos designation, it makes the celebration even more special. This accreditation is important in our effort to continue to expand and serve the underserved.”

Jordan Burroughs, LSCU vice president of member engagement, was on hand to present the proclamation to MPS Credit Union with Martinez.

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