Progressions Credit Union Makes a Difference for Local Elderly Population

When it comes to making truly personal connections with the members and community it serves, Progressions Credit Union shines.

Part of the Spokane-based cooperative’s core mission is to create a culture that feels like family — to know their 5,500 members by name and make a profound impact where they live and work. Knowing that the “People Helping People” philosophy extends far beyond providing valuable financial services, Progressions employees make a point to get out into the community and lend a helping hand to local projects, initiatives, and nonprofits.

Meals on Wheels is an organization near and dear to the credit union. Once a month, CEO Susan Vuong and Member Solutions Specialist Barb Stout-Henngeler deliver meals to elderly folks in the Spokane area on behalf of Meals on Wheels. Often, these brief face-to-face engagements are the only human contact some of those individuals receive daily, a fact that drives Vuong to continue showing up with a meal and a smile whenever she can.

“Meals on Wheels mission is important to Progressions Credit Union because we care deeply about our community, especially our elderly members who have limited income and want to maintain their independence by living in their own home and receiving healthy meals,” said Vuong.

Every year, the credit union also donates fans to the Meals on Wheels Fan Drive, an effort to keep senior citizens safe and cool during the pressing heat of the summer season. This year, that mission proved even more critical, as temperatures across Washington surged to record-breaking levels toward the end of June, leaving thousands at risk for heat-related health issues.

Whether showing support through donations, volunteer work, or personalized financial products its members need, Progressions is committed to making a lasting impact and working together with community members to create a brighter future.

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