Credit union donates $100,000 to local charitable organizations
BY BECKY GINOS
FARMINGTON—Community leaders and members of America First Credit Union gathered last week for an annual check presentation event held at Station Park to give out $100,000 in donations to local charitable organizations.
“This is our fifth year,” said Nicole Cypers, PR & Community Outreach Manager for America First Credit Union. “It started when a board member saw a need. We try to help with immediate needs such as food, clothes and shelter. It’s an opportunity to help individuals who are struggling.”
Cypers said the donations come through the America First Charitable Foundation. “The fee from our ‘Skip-a-Payment’ campaign goes back to benefit ‘Warm the Soles,’ and the Community Assistance Program,” she said. “We also have collection boxes for donations at our branches. Everything goes back to the foundation.”
America First donated $10,000 to 10 organizations whose efforts improve the lives of others. The recipients include: The Road Home, Christmas Box International, SafeNest, The Lantern House Homeless Shelter, YCC of Northern Utah, Cathedral of the Madeline Good Shepherd Program, For the Kids, Food & Care Coalitions, Three Square, Joyce Hansen Hall Food Bank and Catholic Community Services.
America First has been serving members for more than 78 years and has become one of the largest credit unions in the country, according to material provided. It has 125 locations and is the 11th largest credit union in assets in the United States.