Gesa Credit Union’s New Grant Program Benefits Local Heroes

What if supporting essential members of your local community was as easy as making everyday purchases with your debit card?

That’s exactly how Gesa Credit Union’s Local Heroes Debit Cards work. With every swipe of a Local Heroes card, the credit union donates funds toward grants for health care workers, teachers, first responders (fire and police), or veterans throughout Washington. Members determine which groups receive the funds by choosing one of five branded debit cards.

Through the program, Gesa members have raised more than $100,000. And now, through the Local Heroes Grant Program, organizations that support these groups can apply for up to $5,000 in grants to help meet their needs.

The credit union recently kicked off the program by giving $1,000 to five organizations supporting local hero populations, including the Foundation for Edmonds School District, the Walla Walla Fire Department, the Volunteers of America Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho, the Pasco Police Department Foundation, and the Wellness House in Yakima.

“Gesa recognizes local heroes who serve our communities across Washington state, and we are always looking for new ways to honor the hard work they’ve done for us all,” said Don Miller, President and CEO. “The new Gesa Grant Program gives us a chance to expand on the number of local organizations we can support so that these organizations have more resources that will best serve our local heroes.”

Learn more about the Local Heroes Debit Cards and Grant Program online.

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