Rapid City, S.D.– Black Hills Federal Credit Union (BHFCU) recently donated $1,500 to the HOPE Center in Rapid City, providing three “days of HOPE.”
The HOPE Center provides basic, unique, and unduplicated services to community members in need of assistance. Like BHFCU, the organization strives to improve lives every day. The center serves 200-250 guests daily, with an average cost of $500 to provide one day of service. BHFCU is happy to help cover their expenses so they can utilize their funds for other items they need.
“This year, our goal was to match the three days of HOPE we fundraised last year,” said Kristen Stephens, collection specialist and HOPE Center Community Action Team Chair. “We were thrilled to be able to support the HOPE Center by matching last year’s gift.”
To raise money, staff members tried their luck at a chance to win a Pot-of-Gold prize basket. Funds raised through the raffle and Jeans Day donations allowed BHFCU to donate $1,500.
BHFCU’s mission of improving lives is achieved by living out this principle and offering ways for employees to support their community. Run internally by staff members; the Community Action Team (CAT) program was developed in 1996 to provide staff the opportunity to fundraise for and provide resources to causes near to their hearts.
BHFCU supports community needs through corporate contributions, employee fundraisers and Jeans Day donations, and contributions from members, staff, and community supporters to the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Established in Rapid City in 1941, Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a member-owned, not-forprofit financial cooperative serving more than 88,000 members. The community-chartered credit union has locations in Rapid City, Custer, Eagle Butte, Hot Springs, Pierre, Sioux Falls, Spearfish, Sturgis, and Wall, South Dakota. For more information, visit bhfcu.com.
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