First Alliance Credit Union Donates 2,000 Pounds of Pet Food to Paws and Claws Humane Society
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
First Alliance Credit Union - ROCHESTER, Minn. (July 12, 2018) - In June First Alliance Credit Union pledged to donate 10 pounds of pet food to Paws and Claws Humane Society for every new membership account opened during the month. The credit union is proud to announce they are able to supply the animal shelter with 2,000 pounds of pet food, along with additional supplies that were collected at their branches last month. The credit union will be spreading the food donation out over four months to ensure the shelter’s needs are being met as new animals arrive and are adopted.
Paws and Claws Humane Society has been a safe haven for homeless pets for over 40 years, and is the largest animal shelter in South East Minnesota that does not limit the stay of the animals that come into their care. Paws and Claws is funded completely on donations and fundraising events and receives no federal, state, county or city funds.
Tanya Johnson, Shelter Manager at Paws and Claws Humane Society shared her appreciation for First Alliance Credit Union’s support by saying, “Thank you for your friendship and generosity to Paws and Claws, our animals, and our mission.”
In addition to donating 2,000 pounds of dog and cat food, First Alliance Credit Union also helped Paws and Claws Humane Society find homes for two sets of bonded pair dogs and a cat who was long-time shelter resident, by covering their adoption fees last month. The credit union is celebrating its 85th Anniversary this year.
First Alliance Credit Union’s President/CEO Michael Rosek said, “We are thrilled to be able to support Paws and Claws Humane Society by providing them with much needed food and supplies. Paws and Claws has been a valuable resource in our community and we are proud to support their mission.””
About First Alliance Credit Union
First Alliance Credit Union is the original credit union in Rochester, Minnesota, founded in 1932 by seven Rochester firefighters. Membership is open to everyone who lives, works, worships, shops, or attends school in Olmsted, Winona, Wabasha, Dodge and Goodhue counties. The credit union’s mission is to place their members’ needs first by providing compassion, guidance, and resources to promote their financial well-being.