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Financial Center Contributes Over $26,000 for Haiti

April 13, 2010


Financial Center presented a check to the American Red Cross in the amount of $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. In addition to the Haitian outreach, the Credit Union wanted to continue to provide financial safeguarding of members' money.

Financial Center experienced an overwhelming response from our community. In addition to generous donations from members, we had several groups join our efforts.

  • IPS Building America's Dream Club (BAD 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, IPS #34, 39, 42, 43, 51, 79, 114, and Shortridge High School accepted the challenge and raised a total of $7,847.78 through personal contributions and many special "Helping Haiti" school projects.
  • The day after Financial Center announced its Haiti outreach within the Minton-Capehart Federal Building, the Social Security Administration office brought a collection of donations totaling $170.
  • The day nursery located in the Minton-Capehart Federal Building joined in the efforts to help Haiti. They held a bake sale in the building and collected over $265.
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