CREDIT UNIONS GIVE BACK
Credit Union of Georgia employees Jessica Namynanik (left) and Heather Bulloch ring bells
for the $431 million, Woodstock, Ga.-based credit union’s very own sponsored kettle in front
of a local Kroger store in December. The credit union helped kick off the Salvation Army’s
bell-ringing season during the 2020 Red Kettle Kick Off at the Salvation Army location on
Waterman Street in Marietta, Ga., by presenting a check for $1,250 to support the cause.
Additionally, Credit Union of Georgia sponsored a kettle and employees volunteered their
time to ring the bell.
The $1.6 billion, Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass.-based Hanscom Federal Credit Union
donated $1,000 worth of new toiletries and other personal care items to the Department of
Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service (VAVS) in support of the VA Boston Healthcare System
on the Brockton, Mass., campus. The Brockton VA Medical Center offers both short- and
long-term care to veterans, including rehabilitation, medical, psychiatric and hospice care.
Pictured from left to right are Eben Orcutt, voluntary service program support assistant
for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration – Boston
Healthcare System and Laura Galeski, social responsibility manager for Hanscom FCU.
Associates from the $3 billion, Philadelphia-based American Heritage Credit Union
contribute non-perishable food boxes, turkey and ham dinners, and $25,000 in the form of
$100 gift cards to over 250 families in need in the Philadelphia area as part of the credit
union’s Spirit of Giving initiative. In addition, as part of its Adopt-A-Family program, the
credit union raised over $20,000 to purchase wish list items for 20 families in the areas it
serves in partnership with several community organizations. Through the Adopt-A-Family
program, American Heritage also adopted 24 children from Ridge Crest Pediatric Services
in Sellersville, Pa., providing essentials such as health care supplies, toiletries and
The $4 billion, Vacaville, Calif.-based Travis Credit Union recently sponsored the Travis Air
Force Base (TAFB) Festival of Trees Auction, supporting the TAFB Fisher House in Fairfield,
Calif., with a $10,000 contribution from the credit union’s board of directors. The donation
will help cover operational costs of the Fisher House, which hosts military members and
their families free of charge while receiving extended care at David Grant Medical Center at
TAFB. Pictured from left to right are 2nd Lieutenant DeJaye Herrera, 1st Lieutenant Jockey
Rojas and 2nd Lieutenant Kayla Simmons, members of the 60th Maintenance Group and
Logistics Officer Association at Travis AFB.
Tanya Winstead, community outreach and events officer for the $776 million, Tuscaloosa, Ala.-based Alabama One Credit Union, stands by Christmas gifts collected for local children as partof the Alabama ONE Foundation Operation Credit Union Christmas at an Alabama One office.Since 2003, the Alabama ONE Foundation Operation Credit Union Christmas has helped over
5,000 children throughout Alabama’s Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Fayette and Mr. Vernon counties.
Brickhouse Pizza business owners receive donated gift cards from representatives of the
$2 billion, Anaheim Hills, Calif.-based Credit Union of Southern California as part of the
credit union’s “Merry Givemas” event on Dec. 18. CU SoCal donated $100,000 to more than
50 Whittier, Calif., area businesses hard-hit by the pandemic and its economic fallout. The
credit union donated four gift cards to each business that could be given to employees. In
addition, the credit union donated $50,000 to the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter and
the Interfaith Food Center, both located in Whittier.
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