St. Cloud Federal Credit Union Closes Branches to Make a Difference in the Community
Thursday, October 12, 2017
St. Cloud Federal Credit Union - ST. CLOUD, Minn. (October 12, 2017) - St. Cloud Federal Credit Union closed its branches on Monday, October 9 for its third annual “Community Day” designed to make a difference in the community. The credit union sought to partner with local non-profit organizations to donate time for over 60 employees, ending the selection process with a member nominated organization, Eagle’s Healing Nest.
Eagle’s Healing Nest prides itself on healing the invisible wounds of war by embracing veterans, service members and their families. They help by reintegrating veterans back into the civilian world and their families. Employee volunteer time was used to help prepare the facility for a remodeling project, as well as help with landscaping, and packing bags for an upcoming fund-raiser.
Melony Butler, Founder and Director of Eagle’s Healing Nest, was appreciative of the credit union’s commitment to an entire day. “What an amazing gift the employees of St. Cloud Federal Credit Union gave. It is that commitment to community and lending a hand that has helped our nest grow,” stated Butler. The program houses military members and families so that 77 at a time can call the nest their home, while receiving hope and healing.
“I am so proud to work for an organization that gives back to our communities, and it was an honor to partner with Eagle’s Healing Nest and the great work they do in the community!” stated Marie Hess, Member Advisor at St. Cloud Federal Credit Union and Project Leader for the Community Day. “Our credit union’s mission is to make a meaningful difference with our members and our communities, and that was certainly the spirit of our Community Day!” stated Hess.
St. Cloud Federal Credit Union is proud to continue its annual Community Day. They were also proud that other credit unions participated in a day of giving on October 9. Around the state, more than 12,000 credit union employee and member volunteer hours were dedicated to 80 Minnesota communities. Participating credit unions estimate that the collective reach through efforts on that day impacted more than 33,000 people – an active demonstration of the industry’s philosophy of “People Helping People.”
St. Cloud Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative founded in 1930. Currently with over 19,000 members and over $160 million in assets, the credit union is proud to serve members in Central Minnesota with branches in St. Cloud and Sartell. The organization prides itself on making a meaningful difference for members and their local communities, and is the proud recipient of 2017 Star Tribune Top Workplaces and 2017 Best of Central Minnesota.