Small in Size, Valley Credit Union Makes Large Imprint on Community

Jody Clark, Valley Credit Union Member Services Manager, helped raise money for the local Humane Society along with her dog Sadie.

By some standards, Valley Credit Union is small. It has just one physical office in Salem and serves about 5,000 members who primarily work in health care.

When it comes to community, Valley plays a big role.

The credit union has contributed an estimated $500,000 over the past decade to a variety of organizations and good causes, including organizing a “diaper drive” campaign for a local nonprofit that helps work to prevent child abuse and neglect—Family Building Blocks.

In 2014, Valley supported more than 13 nonprofits and charities. The credit union sponsored a community walk to raise money and awareness for victims of violent crime, and a team of Valley employees (with dogs in tow) turned out for the Willamette Humane Society’s WillaMutt Strut.

The Medical Foundation of Marion and Polk Counties is one of the largest recipients of the credit union’s contributions and efforts.

“The medical foundation helps people who can’t afford health care,” says Bryce Petersen, Valley’s Marketing Manager. “We want to put our dollars in places that matter to our members. So the foundation is very much in line with what our credit union is all about—people helping people. It’s a natural pairing.”

The credit unions of Oregon and Washington not only improve their members’ lives, they are foundational to the entire Northwest economy. Learn more here.

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