Interra Credit Union is proud of its ability to be an active participant in the communities we serve. Through donations of staff/volunteer time and talents, financial and in-kind contributions and participation in the work of worthwhile public and private organizations, Interra helps make a positive impact. Many times, our members join beside the credit union’s volunteers and staff to make our projects more successful than we could have imagined.
Interra is an active member of the chambers in the communities we serve, often assuming leadership positions and involved in various committees. In addition, Interra participates in events and offers financial support to these organizations. Paul Gayler is an Ambassador, and other staff are involved on chamber committees in various communities.
Elkhart County Economic Development Corporation financial support.
Help sponsor annual fund-raising gala. The credit union recently committed $25,000 as part of a capital campaign for the school and other facilities. David Birky serves on the Foundation Board and Phil Wiens serves on the board of directors.
Provide financial support at golf outings, annual gala, and other events. Rex Hochstedler serves on the Greencroft Goshen board of directors.
Annual auction, service project, staff member sits on the board of directors. Interra supports the clubs of Goshen, Middlebury and Nappanee.
Long-time monetary and commodity support.
An Interra staff member is active with this event and the credit union has been a long-time financial supporter.
Financial support and holiday project donations.
Support annual Pancake Day, Christmas bell-ringing, auction and other projects. In 2008, provided $2,500 support through auction and donation.
Offer monetary donations and service project recipient.
Service project recipient, monetary donations; have sponsored Christmas parties for the residents. Provide ongoing support to “stock” the nurse’s office.
The credit union provides loan pool funds, financial contributions, work project programs and Stan Yoder, mortgage loan officer, serves on an advisory board. Sanford Miller, vice president, serves on the fundraising committee.
Through Fairfield High School event and Goshen Sunrisers Kiwanis “Roses for Riley.”
Goshen organization for the homeless.
The credit union supports this small business education program.
Five $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors – awarded annually in the five high schools in which we have offices. Criteria states that the award should go to those who exemplify the credit union “people helping people” philosophy.
Fire prevention and drug awareness program support; Junior Achievement; provide speakers and participants in a variety of classroom settings; support student athletes and athletic programs; arts and music support.
School arts programs, Community Chorale, etc.
Donations and support to Little Leagues, game broadcasts, Sports Boosters, Sports programs.
The credit union raises literally thousands of dollars in money and items, helps create awareness of organizations and the clienteles they serve.
Offer support to churches and parochial schools for special events.
4-H livestock auction, “Farmstead of Yesteryear” underwriter, sponsor “Barnball” at the fair; co-sponsor of 4-H Leader Banquet; pay for all 4-H pins in Elkhart County. These efforts represent a significant financial commitment on the part of the credit union.
Monetary support and participation in “Daffodil Days” and golf outing. Participated in the Elkhart County Relay for Life event in 2005, 2006, and 2007, raising more than $6,000 each year.
Assisting Elkhart County residents who suffer from cancer with a variety of support services.
Help underwrite “Run for Relief” and other support. Interra was the relief sale “financial institution” in 2005-2007, providing several credit union staff members throughout the two-day event, held in Goshen.
Leadership roles, participation and monetary support for annual “Heart Walk” event, golf outings, etc.
“Hero” in 2008 with a $1,000 donation.
Sanford Miller, vice president, sits on the board. Organization promotes agriculture in Elkhart County.
With three other organizations, co-sponsored “Pete’s House,” the 100th Habitat for Humanity House built in Elkhart County.
Interra comes to the aid of national and local disasters and traumatic events, including the Oklahoma City Bombing, 9-11, the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina. Recently, the credit union donated $5,000 for the Nappanee Tornado fund.