Alberta credit unions have a long history of helping hardworking, resilient Albertans. We look beyond what is and help you think of what could be. (Watch Andrew Eberl’s Farm Story from connectFirst or the Servus Credit Union History Project for some great examples of the credit union difference.)
We’re celebrating the spirit of the global credit union movement with International Credit Union Day 2021, and we hope you’ll join us! We’re sharing a few ways that Alberta credit unions are helping members and communities build financial health for a brighter tomorrow.
Christian Credit Union
Christian Credit Union is a proud supporter of community outreach programs offered by Streets Alive Mission in Lethbridge. The Mission exists to provide for the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the poor, to empower them to change their lives through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, bringing hope to their lives. This summer Christian Credit Union sponsored a tile and attended the unveiling of a new mural downtown.
The credit union has also partnered with Rehoboth Christian Ministries to help build a 14-suite facility in Lethbridge called Christopher Place for housing and program delivery for aging clients with mobility challenges. Rehoboth Christian Ministries Association serves people with disabilities, helping them flourish by providing services and support through four programs across Alberta: residential services, vocational services, respite and supported independent living.
Rocky Credit Union
On October 21, Rocky Credit Union will host a shredding event in their parking lot. Staff are available to help community members with recycling and shredding – there is no charge for the service, but they are accepting donations to the West Country Family Services Association, a local home health care service.
Rocky Credit Union stays actively involved in the Rocky Mountain House community by working with partners to build a brighter tomorrow. Here are some examples from the past six months:
- They purchased 280 coffee cards from a credit union member who operates a coffee hut and handed them out to all staff at healthcare centre locations in Rocky Mountain House, O’Chiese, Sunchild and Bighorn.
- During Senior’s Week they partnered with Rocky Cinema and provided movie theatre popcorn to the residents of Westview Lodge and Clearwater Centre, two supported and assisted living facilities in the community. (Some credit union staff also weeded the flower beds at the Lodge in the spring. 🙂)
- Employees cleaned up debris and garbage at recreational areas throughout town.
- They made and displayed banners to celebrate graduates from seven local schools.
These are just a few examples of the many ways that credit unions are working to build a brighter tomorrow across Alberta.