OnPoint Community Credit Union Donates $44,750 to Cascade AIDS Project

7/30/2019

OnPoint Community Credit Union today announced it will make a $44,750 contribution to the Cascade AIDS Project (CAP) following the credit union’s successful Refer a Friend Campaign in the spring of 2019.

During the two-month campaign, OnPoint members invited friends, family, and business associates to join OnPoint. For every new member who opened a new personal or business OnPoint checking account, OnPoint pledged to make a $50 donation to Cascade AIDS Project. As part of the campaign, both the referring member and the new member also each received $50 from OnPoint.

“OnPoint is truly a community credit union and there’s nothing we are more passionate about than connecting with our community,” said OnPoint CEO, Rob Stuart. “Through Refer a Friend, we have the opportunity to welcome new members, reward existing members ,and honor the great work of organizations like Cascade AIDS Project.”

Founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1985, CAP is the oldest and largest community-based provider of HIV services, housing, education, and advocacy in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Since its beginning with a staff of two, CAP has grown to include a staff of over 100 and operates with the support of more than 600 volunteers. OnPoint is pleased to partner with CAP and advance its mission to empower all people with or affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare.

“We are grateful to OnPoint Community Credit Union and its members for their contribution to CAP and their ongoing support for our work to empower those affected by HIV, reduce stigma, and provide the LGBTQ+ community with compassionate healthcare,” said CAP Executive Director, Tyler TerMeer. “OnPoint’s donation will help fund programs and support services that work to end the epidemic in our community. This donation covers the cost of a full year’s worth of HIV test kits (over 4,500) and allows us to continue to provide free and confidential HIV testing in in our community.”

Those living with HIV face a huge emotional and financial burden. CAP is there for these individuals by providing shelter, life skills training, and emotional support. In 2018, CAP provided short- and long-term housing and support services to 2,251 people living with HIV, helped enroll 478 individuals in health insurance, and provided culturally responsive healthcare nearly 600 patients. To learn more about Cascade AIDS Project’s work, visit http://www.cascadeaids.org.

For OnPoint members who would like to join in on giving back, OnPoint has a new Refer a Friend Campaign going on right now, this time benefiting Oregon Food Bank. To learn more, visit https://www.onpointcu.com/rates-rewards/refer-a-friend/.

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