Black Hills FCU Employees Give Back this November
GivOver the last month, employees and members at Black Hills Federal Credit Union worked together to raise more than $4,314 for charitable causes in their community, including Operation Black Hills Cabin, Autism Society of the Black Hills, and more.
As part of a recent Community Action Team project to benefit Operation Black Hills Cabin, employees organized a community-wide raffle and jeans day fundraiser. Through their efforts, they were able to raise more than $1,625 for the organization, which provides a respite for combat wounded Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families.
“For many families, a stay at Operation Black Hills Cabin is a way to reconnect, relax and experience some form of normalcy again,” said Diane Olson, chair of BHFCU’s CAT project to benefit Operation Black Hills Cabin. “These families have sacrificed so much for us, and this donation is the least we can do to show our support.”
Employees also donated more than $1,489 to the Autism Society of the Black Hills, which provides information, support and encouragement to families and individuals in need in the Black Hills area. They also contributed $1,100 to Pizza Ranch’s 12 Days of Pizza program to benefit families in Pierre and Sioux Falls. Additionally, they donated 25 units of blood during a recent blood drive for Vitalant.
This December, BHFCU’s employees and members are participating in Community Action Team projects to benefit the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, Meals on Wheels, the Lakota Voice Project, Sioux Falls Cares and more.
With support from its members, BHFCU’s employee-led Community Action Team contributes to and volunteers with more than 60 local, charitable organizations and causes through the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, every year. You can get involved with and stay up-to-date on all of BHFCU’s projects by following BHFCU on Facebook.