People Helping People - September 2020
At BHFCU, our commitment to improving lives in the communities we serve is as strong as ever. This September, our Community Action Teams found several ways to do positive things across South Dakota. Learn more below.
Sewing Masks for Rapid City Area Schools
In partnership with Masks for Rapid City
, crafty BHFCU employees put their skills to work sewing nearly 300 masks for Rapid City Area Schools elementary students. We were happy to contribute to the effort that amounted in over 14,000 masks for area kids. Masks for Rapid City is a community-led initiative coordinated by Western Dakota Tech in collaboration with the West River Area Health Education Center.
Donation Towards Life-saving Service in Wall
BHFCU recently presented a $1,000 check to the Wall Ambulance Service
to go towards the purchase of a new cardiac monitor. The only cardiac monitor in the Wall Ambulance fleet will be obsolete by year-end, making the need to raise funds for a new monitor critical. Eastern Pennington County Ambulance District, which operates as Wall Ambulance Service, serves a rural area nearly one hour from the closest cardiac facility.
Supporting Youth in Pierre
BHFCU recently donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area
. The “Would you open the door for them?” campaign helps support the organization’s yearly budget. The Boys & Girls Club of the Capital Area’s mission is to enable all youth, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. They share BHFCU’s goal of improving the lives of youth in the Capital area.
Custer & Rapid City YMCA Scholarship Program Support
BHFCU proudly donated $200 to the Custer YMCA
and $600 to the Rapid City YMCA
, benefiting the annual youth scholarship campaign. Scholarships will help provide childcare and various programs including, soccer, archery, and use of the gym and pool. The YMCA is dedicated to serving communities through programs that provide a positive, safe, and supported environment.