Interra Makes Donation to Child and Parent Services
September 25, 2023 – Interra Credit Union, headquartered in Goshen, Indiana, recently held an event with business members for a day away and friendly competition. “Rather than the traditional golf outing, Interra hosted some of our business partners for a clay shooting contest,” shared Randy Lehman, Vice President, Business Lending Manager. With morning and afternoon flights, a total of 80 individuals participated in the day.
During the initial planning of the day, it was suggested that Interra increase the stakes and use the time to also raise funds for a local non-profit, all in the spirit of Interra’s vision of Do Well To Do Good™. Child & Parent Services’ of Elkhart (CAPS), was chosen as the recipient of any dollars donated. “In the beginning of planning this day, there was little business purposes behind this event rather than connecting individuals and showing Interra’s appreciation for their continued partnership with the credit union,” said Lehman. “Adding in the fund raising was a whole new aspect. We had no idea what to expect and set our fundraising goal at $5,000. But instead, we found through the generosity of the attendees, CAPS was the real winner as individuals donated nearly $9,000!”
CAPS CEO, Rebecca Shetler Fast, said it best when she accepted the donation by saying, “We are humbled by this kindness. The money will be used specifically to help support the efforts of our Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) who work in the court system protecting children who have been affected by abuse and neglect.”
“I’ve always known we had generous business partners,” shared Mike Blosser, Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Services, “but the charity of this year’s participants blew us away. I can’t wait to see what happens next year.”
Other business sponsors who helped provide lunch and promotional items for the event were Synergy Insurance Group and Maple Lane Hunting Preserve.
Interra Credit Union, headquartered in Goshen, Indiana, was charted in 1932 and has assets of $1.7 billion. The credit union’s field of membership spans 18 counties in northern Indiana, with more than 315 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.
Child And Parent Services’ (CAPS) mission is to support families to ensure that every child lives a life free from abuse and neglect. CAPS serves the community through its child and family support programs and response services. These programs include education and resource navigation for parents, home visiting services for families, direct advocacy for abused and neglected children, and more. CAPS serves more than 2,000 children and 1,800 families annually.