HARVESTERS RECEIVES $15,275 FROM AZURA CREDIT UNION
Azura Credit Union will be presenting a check for $15,275 to Harvesters. The funds were raised from the credit union’s annual Skip-A-Pay program. The Skip-A-Pay program allows members to skip a loan payment with a charitable donation during the winter holiday months. Harvesters was selected by Azura Credit Union as the recipient of funds raised from November 2017 through January 2018.
Jannett Wiens, Corporate Engagement Manager for Harvesters, “The Azura gift will provide more than 45,000 meals to food-insecure families in our community. What a tremendous impact this gift will make.”
“Every year we are surprised and overwhelmed with the amount of impact these funds are able to accomplish from our Skip-A-Pay holiday program. We know this donation will make an impact in the lives of hundreds to thousands of people in our community. It is our honor to have such outstanding community partners like Harvesters, who truly go above and beyond on a daily basis,” said Jennifer Kirmse, Vice President of Business Development at Azura Credit Union.
Amber Baker, Azura employee and Harvesters Ambassador, ”Volunteering with Harvesters has quickly become a favorite amongst Azura associates. We love giving back to an organization with our time and our funding because they help so many with a necessary fundamental need. Food insecurity effects so many in our community, we are happy to be able to work together to help them in their heroic efforts.”
The proceeds from the check presented today were collected from Topeka, Lenexa and Fort Riley locations. Harvesters is sharing this donation throughout the communities and area that Azura serves in the region of Northeast Kansas.
ABOUT AZURA CREDIT UNION
Azura Credit Union was created on May 1, 2016 with the merger of Quest Credit Union and Educational Credit Union. Azura Credit Union is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution dedicated to delivering innovative financial service, education and value through personal and community engagement. Azura has eight full-service locations and two service centers to serve our 48,000 members in Northeast Kansas. Azura Credit Union is committed to going “Above and Beyond Banking” by delivering outstanding and innovative financial service, community engagement, and by improving more lives. Find out more at www.AzuraCU.com or call (800) 432-2470.
ABOUT HARVESTERS—THE COMMUNITY FOOD NETWORK
Harvesters is a regional food bank and was Feeding America’s 2011 Food Bank of the Year. Serving a 26-county area of northwestern Missouri and northeastern Kansas, Harvesters provides food and related household products to more than 620 not-for-profit agencies including emergency food pantries, community kitchens, shelters and others. Agencies in Harvesters’ network provide food assistance to as many as 141,500 different people each month. Harvesters, which was founded in 1979, is a certified member of Feeding America, a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks, serving all 50 states. For more information, visit www.harvesters.org.
ALLYSON SHOVE AZURA CREDIT UNION VP OF MARKETING 785-228-5379 (WORK) 785-640-5296 (CELL) ALLYSON.SHOVE@ AZURACU.COM