Credit Union Reps Volunteering Their Time Across the State
Sunday, October 8, 2017
CUToday.info (October 8, 2017) - Representatives from 37 Minnesota credit unions and partners will dedicate 12,224 volunteer hours in 80 Minnesota communities today as part of “CU Forward Day” in the state.
All told, the effort will have an estimated impact on more than 33,574 people, according to the Minnesota Credit Union Network.
CU Forward Day, is held annually on Columbus Day, a federal holiday the second Monday in October. Credit union employees will participate in events ranging from building for Habitat for Humanity, preparing meals for homeless youth, outdoor clean up events, free document shred days, hosting a children’s book drive, packing food for Feed My Starving Children, and providing random acts of kindness for community members, the MnCUN reported.
“As not for profit financial institutions, Minnesota’s credit unions work every day to improve their members’ financial lives,” said Minnesota Credit Union Network President and CEO Mark Cummins. “And they also work for their communities. Not because they have to, but because service is a core element of the social mission of credit unions. The collaborative effort on CU Forward Day is a perfect example of credit unions fulfilling their ‘people helping people’ philosophy.”