Global Credit Union Celebrates Global Citizens Community Day

9/4/18

Employees from Global Credit Union volunteered throughout Washington and Idaho for Global Citizens Community Day on Aug. 21.

Employees at Global Credit Union recognize the important role they play in supporting and giving back to their communities. Their commitment was on full display Aug. 21 when Global closed its doors and sent its staff out into the community to volunteer for the credit union’s annual event, Global Citizens Community Day.

As part of their year-round commitment to volunteering and community engagement, employees spent the day lending a helping hand at a variety of locations in Washington and Idaho. From hosting social events for veterans to delivering hot meals to homebound seniors, Global Credit Union employees reveled in the opportunity to give back.

“Our employees are extremely generous in their service to our community,” said Jack Fallis, President and CEO of Global Credit Union. As a local credit union, it was important to us to demonstrate our dedication and commitment by spending an entire day working together for a purpose. Global began as a military credit union, so caring for our veterans and deployed troops was central to our Community Day of Caring.”

Global employees Sarah Laughlin and Sheridan Lingle, both Member Services Representatives, echoed Fallis’ sentiments.

“I am so happy to be giving back to our military, especially since they give so much to us,” said Laughlin, who was part of a four-person volunteer team that took part in hosting a Taco Tuesday social at the VFW Post in Airway Heights, Wash.

“I love being able to bring a smile to the veterans,” added Lingle, who also volunteered for Taco Tuesday.

Another team of 15 employees delivered meals to homebound seniors for Meals on Wheels in Spokane, Wash., while three other staffers packaged pet food for the recipients’ canine and feline companions.

Other volunteer teams worked with two organizations dedicated to serving veterans and active duty military. A team in Couer d’Alene, Idaho, assembled household goods that would allow transitioning homeless veterans to set up new residences, while other Global volunteers packaged treats for deployed troops.

As the team worked, Commander Jennifer Bagnell from Spokane’s Navy Operational Support Center dropped by with sailors from the center to join the effort. In total, the team assembled over 1,000 care packages in a single day.

Global Citizens Community Day was another successful celebration of Global Credit Union’s year-round mission of Work with a Purpose, following an already impressive track record of giving back.

In 2017, employees worked with more than 50 community partners and volunteered more than 2,400 hours collectively. This spirit of community and volunteerism is the driving force behind Global Citizens Community Day and other volunteer efforts year-round.

Global Credit Union’s goal – now and into the future – is to generate awareness for active American military members and veterans’ needs and strengthening their community as a whole.

Learn more about Global Credit Union and its mission of Working with a Purpose on its website.

Posted in Community Impact.