United Federal Credit Union recently donated more than $2,300 to families and organizations in Northern Nevada as part of its 2021 Pay It Forward initiative.
UFCU provided $20 to every employee to donate to an individual, family or organization of their choice. Many departments and branches combined funds and added their own financial contributions to create a more substantial donation, according to a Jan. 3 press release.
Local organizations supported last year include: Nevada Kids Foundation, Reno Cancer Foundation, JUSTin Hope Foundation, Holiday With a Hero, Karma Boxes and The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Collectively, UFCU employees donated more than $19,300 to 54 families, individuals, and organizations across the six states where branches are located.
The Pay It Forward program was created in 2008.
“The thought and consideration each individual and department puts into thinking how these dollars can offer extra help during the holiday season for a family, an organization, or other members of the community is remarkable,” UFCU President/CEO Terry O’Rourke said in a statement. “This was another year filled with challenges for our friends and family across the country, but when Team United saw a need, they found a way to offer a helping hand.”
“We are proud to be part of the communities in which we live and work in Carson City, Reno and Sparks,” added Meredith Williams, UFCU Regional Vice President. “Team United lives the credit union philosophy of people helping people every day of the year, and are fortunate to be able to give back even more to our neighbors during the holidays.”