Financial Center Contributes Over $26,000 for Earthquake Relief Efforts
Financial Center, an Indianapolis Credit Union, presented a check this week to the American Red Cross for $26,267.93 for the Haitian earthquake relief. The American Red Cross Haiti Assistance Program will continue for the next three to five years providing shelter, improving the water supply and sewage systems, developing health programs and helping families rebuild their lives with financial assistance.
Financial Center made an initial $5,000 contribution to the American Red Cross for the Haitian earthquake relief. In addition to this contribution, Financial Center matched the first $2,500 in member donations. Members made contributions at Center locations and electronically through online banking.
Informational flyers on how to help Haiti were posted in Center locations and on social networking sites. In addition to offering a matched contribution to the American Red Cross, Financial Center also provided educational information regarding fraudulent relief funds.
Financial Center experienced an overwhelming response from the local Indianapolis community. In addition to generous donations from our Indianapolis Credit Union members, we had several groups join in our efforts.
The IPS Building America's Dream Club, an after school leadership activities group that promote a drug and violence free lifestyle, were challenged to help raise relief funds for the Haiti victims. BAD clubs from Arsenal Tech High School, IPS schools #34, 39, 42, 43, 51, 79, 114 and Shortridge High School accepted the challenge and raised $7,847.78 through personal contributions and many special projects.
The day after Financial Center announced our Haiti outreach within the Minton-Capehart Federal Building, the Social Security Administration office brought a collection of donations totaling $170. The day nursery located within the building joined in the efforts as well and held a bake sale to raise $265 toward the Haiti relief fund.