From Dec. 2-16, 2020, a group of credit unions from the Rochester Chapter of the
New York Credit Union Association collected nearly 600 pounds of food and pooled
$10,000, which they donated to local food pantry Foodlink of Rochester over the holidays.
Pictured from left to right are representatives of participating credit unions Ann Hynes
(St. Pius X Church Federal Credit Union, $91.7 million, Rochester); Emily Chambers
(Reliant Community Credit Union, $568.7 million, Sodus, N. Y.); Twanda Christensen (The
Summit Federal Credit Union, $1.12 billion, Rochester) and Danielle Mangiola (Pittsford
Federal Credit Union, $484 million, Pittsford, N. Y.).
A man receives food from a Salvation Army worker in Utah. The Security Service
Charitable Foundation, the charitable arm of the $9.8 billion, San Antonio, Texas-based
Security Service Federal Credit Union, donated $5,000 to the Salvation Army to assist
struggling community members in Ogden and St. George, Utah. The funds will be used
to stock the Salvation Army’s food pantry and provide emergency supplies, hygiene
products, household furnishings, clothing vouchers, nutritious meals and essential
needs on an unbiased basis in support of poverty mitigation and hunger relief.
From left to right, Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank President/CEO Jim Floros, San
Diego Rescue Mission President/CEO Donnie Dee, Mission Fed Credit Union President/
CEO Debra Schwartz, San Diego County Salvation Army Lt. Colonel/Divisional Secretary
Lee R. Lescano and Mission Fed CFO Doug Wright display a big check on Jan. 12 in front
of the credit union’s top-performing branch in its Holiday Giving Fundraiser in Rancho
San Diego. The $4.68 billon, San Diego-based Mission Fed recently raised $215,000 during
the month-long fundraiser. The funds raised will benefit three community partners: The
Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank, San Diego Rescue Mission and The Salvation
Army San Diego County.
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Employees of the mortgage services department at the $2.65 billion, Indianapolis-based
Indiana Members Credit Union pose with collected food donations for the IMCU Gives Back
Food Drive. To celebrate IMCU President/CEO Ron Collier’s birthday, employees donated
2,203 pounds of food, including 60 frozen turkeys, and delivered it to 18 local food pantries to
help those in need this past holiday season.
Staff from the $1.67 billion, Rapid City, S.D.-based Black Hills Federal Credit Union show
off their Tough Enough to Wear Pink T-shirts. For the 15th consecutive year, BHFCU took
part in the Tough Enough to Wear Pink project by donating $2,300, which the credit union
raised through T-shirt sales and an employee Jeans Day. This year’s donation benefits the
expansion of the John T. Vucurevich Cancer Institute in Rapid City.
The $660.7 million, Massena, N. Y.-based SeaComm Federal Credit Union recently divided a
$150,000 donation among six foundations at regional hospitals that serve communities where the
credit union has a retail branch presence: The CVPH Foundation in Plattsburgh, N. Y.; the Alice
Hyde Medical Center Foundation in Malone, N. Y.; the Canton-Potsdam Hospital Foundation in
Potsdam, N. Y.; the Massena Hospital Foundation in Massena; Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center
Foundation in Ogdensburg, N. Y.; and the UVM Foundation in Burlington, Vt. The funds will assist
in delivering quality care to local residents, while helping to purchase essential medical supplies
and support frontline health care workers amid the ongoing COVID- 19 pandemic. Pictured from
left to right are SeaComm Board Vice Chairman Mitch Marolf, SeaComm Board Director Patricia
Dodge, Massena Hospital Foundation Executive Director Julia Rose and Massena Hospital
Foundation Events Coordinator Julianne Fowler.
CREDIT UNIONS GIVE BACK