Chapter News: Fundraising for Veterans and Making Community Impact as a Brand

The Central Oregon Chapter helps local veterans, while the King County Chapter plans an impact branding workshop.

Central Oregon Chapter Helps Veterans Survive a Tough Winter

Credit unions worked together to deliver supplies to homeless and at-risk veterans in Central Oregon.

As snow and wind storms walloped Central Oregon, the Central Oregon Chapter of Credit Unions delivered $2,000 of much-needed supplies to an organization assisting homeless and at-risk veterans. Cold weather sleeping bags, tents, warm socks, high protein canned food, propane heating bottles, tarps, and personal hygiene items were delivered February 24.

The Supply Drive benefitting the Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) was supported by Northwest Community Credit Union, First Community Credit Union, SELCO Community Credit Union, and Mid Oregon Credit Union. The Chapter received a grant from the Northwest Credit Union Foundation (NWCUF) as well as support from Big 5 Sporting Goods.

“What a great display of credit unions working together,” noted Christopher Thornhill, Communications Coordinator for the Chapter. “Due to melting snow, flooding, and wind, the damage to tents and sleeping bags will be extensive. Volunteers at COVO let us know these big-ticket items were just in time.”

King County Chapter Dives Into Community Impact as a Brand

The King County Chapter of Credit Unions’ March 16 luncheon will provide insight on “How to Make Community Impact Your Brand Differentiator.”  The featured speaker is Cameron Madill, co-founder of PixelSpoke, a digital marketing agency with many credit unions clients.

Registration is available online.