Credit Unions – Helping to Grow Safer and Stronger Communities
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
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Credit unions are committed to several cooperative principles, including “Concern for Community.” While focusing on member needs, cooperatives such as credit unions work for the sustainable development of their communities, including people of modest means.
As an example, 1st MidAmerica Credit Union in Bethalto provides crucial fundraising for a host of agencies and organizations in Metro East and surrounding areas. Over the past seven years in fact, the credit union has raised more than $128,000 for these vital, local sources of support for residents.
Specifically for the past three years, 1st MidAmerica has dedicated fundraising efforts to the Madison County Child Advocacy Center (CAC). This professional and child-friendly organization assists in the investigation of allegations of child abuse, provides access to services and treatment for victims and their families, and raises awareness within the community. As a result of sponsoring its annual charity golf outing this fall, 1st MidAmerica raised more than $30,000 to benefit CAC. This was a record high fundraising total for the tournament and an increase of more than $3,000 over the previous year’s event.
Honored to partner, pleased to support. Credit unions help grow safer and stronger communities. And that’s why they are A Smarter Choice.