You can see some of our recent community involvement in this YouTube video.
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White Sands believes in community involvement. Below are some of our most recent community involvement projects.
Lee & Beulah Moor Walk
The El Paso branch, indirect department, call center and EFT department participated in the Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home 15th Annual Walk/Run for Families in Crisis. Employees met early on the morning of June 3 at Sunland Park Racetrack. The credit union’s participation was sponsored by the El Paso Chapter of Credit Unions. The Lee & Beulah Moor Children’s Home supports El Paso children and families who are experiencing difficulty in their lives—for whatever reason—by providing a nurturing, positive environment and teaching self-respect, respect for others, and the importance of taking responsibility for one’s own decisions and actions.
Do A Good Deed
The employee run Do A Good Deed program gives credit union staff a chance to make a difference in their communities. Employees make donations to the Do a Good Deed program through payroll deduction, and an employee committee selects the recipients. Most recently, four organizations were able to benefit from our employee generosity.
Families, Morale, Welfare and Recreation at White Sands Missile Range received $200 to assist them with a First Day of School event. At this event, which is held one week prior to school starting, all kids attending are given backpacks filled with school supplies for a good start to the school year.
The Junior ROTC at Hot Springs High School in Truth or Consequences was the beneficiary of $500. The organization used the donation for their annual Senior Lock-In held after graduation. Funds were used to purchase food, games, prizes and even award scholarships.
FYI Enterprise City Summer Camp in Las Cruces received a check for $500. The 7-week camp consists of youth ages 7-14 years old, who learn real life and career skills by operating and working in a mock city, including a restaurant, bank, retail store, media center, theater and a legal and judicial system.
White Sands Schools Robotics Team received $300. They will use the funds to offset expenses as the team travels to Louisville, Kentucky to compete at the Vex IQ World Championships.
El Paso Run/Walk for Autism
The El Paso branch, call center, indirect department and EFT department raised funds, joined the walk and braved the cold at the Autism Society’s Run/Walk for Autism Awareness on April 29 at Ascarate Park. The mission of this event and other fundraisers is to improve the lives of all affected by autism by maximizing the self- sufficiency, independence, and quality of life for all living with autism. Employees held bake sales and obtained sponsors, raising $472 for this cause.
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Thanks to the members of White Sands Federal Credit Union who purchased a ticket to the credit union’s annual meeting on April 27, a donation of $1,000 was made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. The credit union charges its members $5 to attend the annual dinner meeting, and donates 100 percent of the ticket sales to a community cause. The credit union also matches the amount raised from ticket sales.
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay.
March for Babies
White Sands FCU was a checkpoint station sponsor in this year’s March of Dimes March for Babies on April 29 in Las Cruces. Credit union employees handed out chilled water, chapstick, sunglasses and other refreshments to the teams of walkers participating in the event. Team White Sands FCU had over a dozen walkers. Employees raised $2,893 through sales of chocolate bars and paper shoes.
The mission of the March of Dimes is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
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