Interra Wins Dora Maxwell Community Service Award
October 25, 2022 – Interra Credit Union recently participated in the Indiana Credit Union League’s Annual Convention in Indianapolis. In addition to networking, training, and round table discussions, the 3-day convention ended with awards and recognition of outstanding credit unions during the Chairman’s Awards Banquet. The Credit Union National Association (CUNA) state-level awards were presented including the prestigious Dora Maxwell Community Service Award. Created by CUNA, this award encourages and honors credit union involvement in community projects and initiatives. Dora Maxwell herself was a community activist who dedicated her life to credit union development, her community, and helping the underserved. Credit unions within Indiana competed for this award based on asset size.
Interra Credit Union was the recipient of this year’s Dora Maxwell Award for their recent involvement with a Habitat for Humanity of Elkhart County home build for a staff member.
When one of Interra’s young staff members unexpectedly lost her mother, she didn’t hesitate to take on guardianship of her 6 younger siblings. After living in a 2-bedroom home for 2 years, the family of 7 became the recipient of a Habitat for Humanity home build in May of 2022. Following Interra’s vision to Do Well To Do Good™ – a commitment to be a responsible business in order to do good in their communities – Interra didn’t hesitate to support their colleague both financially and with sweat equity. In addition to a corporate donation, nearly 50 staff members volunteered over 350 hours and resources to participate in the 3-month construction of the Habitat home build. In addition, Interra partnered with Sleep In Heavenly Peace, providing each family member with their own bed. This purpose-driven commitment by the credit union resulted in Interra receiving the Dora Maxwell First Place Award. “This project highlights Interra’s investment in our staff, their well-being and our personal obligation to Do Well To Do Good™,” stated Amy Sink, CEO of Interra Credit Union.
Interra’s first place recognition has advanced the credit union’s submission to the national level for review.
Interra Credit Union, headquartered in Goshen, was charted in 1932 and has assets of $1.6 billion. The credit union’s field of membership spans 18 counties in northern Indiana, with more than 315 full and part-time employees serving over 91,000 members. Interra currently operates 16 offices in Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Marshall, and Noble counties in Indiana and via a suite of robust electronic services at interracu.com.