People Helping People - September 2021
At BHFCU, our commitment to improving lives in the communities we serve is as strong as ever. This September, our team found ways to do positive things across South Dakota. Learn more below.
American Heart Association – Rapid City Heart Walk
BHFCU participated in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walk in Rapid City. We raised $600 for the American Heart Association through Jeans Day funds and walk team fundraising.
Black Hills Adopt-A-Mile
Our final Adopt-A-Mile clean-up for the year was a success. We had a large group of staff, family, and friends donate their time to help clean up trash near Rapid Creek just outside of Rapid City. We look forward to helping keep nature beautiful again next year!
Blood Drive in Rapid City
We hosted a Blood Drive this month with the goal of collecting 19 units. BHFCU staff stepped up in a big way, donating 27 units. With one unit of blood saving up to three lives, our Blood Drive could save 81 lives!
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk Team and Fundraising
Eight staff members, family, and friends came together to form a walk team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Rapid City. In addition to BHFCU’s sponsorship of the event, the team fundraised $480 for the Alzheimer’s Association of South Dakota.
Donation Supporting PARS BackPack Program
We recently made a $500 donation to Pierre Area Referral Service in support of their BackPack Program. The program fills the backpacks of area kids with easy-to-prepare weekend meals and snacks during the school year when no other program is available to them. We are happy to support this essential effort each year.
Miracle Jeans Day
BHFCU was happy to participate once again in Miracle Jeans Day presented by Credit Unions for Kids. This nonprofit collaborates with credit unions across the United States to fundraise for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. This year our staff donated $500, benefiting the South Dakota Network Hospitals.
Out of the Darkness Walk
Nine staff members, family, and friends came together to form a team for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Community Walk in Sioux Falls. In addition to BHFCU’s sponsorship of the event, the team fundraised $430 for the organization’s work in South Dakota.