CHEYENNE, Wyo., Jan. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- There's no doubt that 2020 brought unique challenges to communities throughout Wyoming, which is why WyHy Federal Credit Union stepped up to provide more than $40,000 in support of local charitable organizations during the year.
As a community-focused institution, WyHy's staff saw its fundraising efforts as an opportunity to make a big impact across a wide spectrum of causes. From giving the equivalent of 73,772 meals to the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies to teaming up with other credit unions to build a Habitat for Humanity home for a Laramie County veteran, these efforts contributed directly to the welfare of residents living in Cheyenne, Casper, and beyond.
Instead of merely donating sums of cash, the credit union's leadership created a network of different fundraising resources to offer year-round relief. More than $5,600 in fees accrued as part of the Skip-A-Pay program were given to fund food bank initiatives. Staff also participated in the Susan G. Komen Foundation Run to raise $1,294 for breast cancer research. Quarterly donations were made through Clothing For A Cause, which allows team members to dress casually two Wednesdays each month in exchange for a $5 donation—and at the end of each quarter, one team member selects an organization to receive these funds. This year's recipients included Black Dog Animal Rescue, The Justice Project Wyoming, Comea Shelter, and Joshua Storehouse & Distribution Center. Overall, this small but mighty initiative generated nearly $4,000 in donations this year alone. And because of two well-timed donations to the Wyoming Food Bank of the Rockies, our $10,000 donation was matched by a grant and private donor alike, which provided a total of $18,143 to families in need of food.
"Every year I am blown away by the generous spirit of our team," said Bill Willingham, President/CEO of WyHy. "It's truly inspiring to work alongside staff whose community-focused mindset extends beyond their time in the office. A brighter future for Wyoming is always top of mind around here. We always look toward making the biggest impact and providing help where it's needed."
Recently, WyHy wrapped up its final charitable effort of 2020: the Adopt-A-Family program, which offers extra support during the holidays for families in need of help in Casper and Cheyenne. This year, WyHy staff members raised $3,009 to buy gifts and Christmas dinner for two families with 11 children in total.
For more than 65 years, WyHy Federal Credit Union has served its members with a singular promise: to provide individualized, trusted guidance in wealth management. Today, WyHy is the fourth largest credit union in the state of Wyoming and is the 957th largest credit union in the nation. Headquartered in Cheyenne, WyHy is proud to assist each of its 15,000 members on their unique paths to financial health. WyHy's reputation as a stalwart, Wyoming-minded institution comes from a dedication to member satisfaction and economic responsibility. Operating under the motto, "We're with you," WyHy sees each relationship with its members as a partnership, a commitment to offering exceptional service without compromise.
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