Interra Credit Union Completes 29th Hometown Giving
March 1, 2023 – Even after 29 years, Interra Credit Union’s Hometown Giving holiday service project is still going strong. After six months of preparation, donation collections and giving, Interra’s staff and members raised more than $36,000 to benefit 36 nonprofit agencies throughout the five counties the credit union serves. These agencies focus on the needs of adults and children, meal providing, clothing, medical supplies, and education.
“Do Well To Do Good™ is Interra’s Vision,” shared Amy Sink, Interra CEO. “From the efforts and the giving of the Interra staff and our members, to living out our vision, this all touches me deeply as Interra continues this commitment to give back to our communities every single year.”
A corporate donation of $20,000, fundraisers by staff totaling almost $13,000 and member donations of nearly $3,700 through the Merry Match initiative accounted for the monetary donations raised. In addition to the dollars collected, staff assisted Soup of Success with filling soup bags for resale and hundreds of Angel Tree wish list items were distributed in order to provide provisions to the recipient organizations. Holiday gifts were purchased and delivered through adopt-a-family programs for Lakeland Youth Center, ADEC, CAPS, Fairfield Food Pantry, and Syracuse Food Pantry and Interra sponsored parties for Bashor Children’s Home and the Boys & Girls clubs throughout Elkhart County.
“Let’s face it, times are tough for many people,” added Andy Marshall, Chief Operating Officer. “This overwhelming giving and commitment solidifies that Interra’s Hometown Giving continues to make such a big difference in many people’s lives.” “We were able to help fill food banks, provide clothing to families, toys for children, and assist in helping to meet a financial gap for some local non-profits,” added Joel Richard, Chief Experience Officer.
The recipients of the monetary donations or wish list items collected include: ADEC, Agape Missions of LaGrange County, Arc Opportunities, Bashor Children’s Home, Baugo, Boys & Girls Clubs (Bremen, Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury, Nappanee, and Plymouth), Cancer Resources of Elkhart County, CAPS, Cardinal Services of Marshall County, Center for Healing & Hope, Church Community Services/Soup of Success, Clothes & Food Basket of LaGrange County, Elijah Haven, Elkhart County Council on Aging, Fairfield Food Pantry, Family Christian Development Center, Five Little Stones, LaGrange Miracle Tree, Lakeland Youth Center, Lighthouse Ministries of Noble County, Marshall County Neighborhood Center, RETA, Ryan’s Place, Salvation Army, St. Joe Valley Blue Star Mothers, Sleep In Heavenly Peace, Spa Women’s Ministry, Syracuse Food Pantry, The Villages, Tools for Schools, and The Window.
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 300 full and part-time employees serving nearly 92,000 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.