Wednesday, January 4, 2017

United Federal Credit Union staff pay it forward to help local communities

United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) was pleased to donate $1,385 to local families and organizations across North Carolina during the 2016 Pay It Forward initiative. As part of the Pay It Forward program, UFCU provides $15 to every employee to give to a needy individual, family, or organization of their choice. Many times departments and branches combine funds to create a more substantial donation. 
Employees in Asheville, Fletcher, Hendersonville, and Statesville, North Carolina raised money to benefit local families—some dealing with medical or financial difficulties—as well as a variety of institutions that help local children like Hall Fletcher Elementary School in Asheville and the Blessings in a Box program held in Hendersonville.

“I want to thank the team in North Carolina for their outstanding generosity,” said UFCU President/CEO Terry O’Rourke.  “We cannot make this type of impact on our communities without their dedication and passion for service and helping others, not just during the Pay It Forward initiative, but every day of the year.”

In 2016 through the Pay It Forward initiative, UFCU collectively donated more than $11,500 to 34 different individuals and community organizations across the six states where branches are located.

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