ST. PAUL, MN (December 26, 2013) — Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is proud to share that through the generosity of its members and employees, the credit union will donate $10,068.38 to the American Red Cross – Northern Minnesota Region to help provide relief to people in the Philippines following the devastation of Typhoon Haiyan.
“With generous donations – like those made by members of Affinity Plus and then matched by Affinity Plus — the American Red Cross can help deliver the emergency aid needed by so many people in the Philippines right now,” said Phil Hansen, regional chapter executive of the American Red Cross – Northern Minnesota Region.
Affinity Plus collected donations of cash and Participation Rewards points from members and employees beginning Monday, Nov. 18, through Friday, Dec. 6, and matched all donations up to $5,000. Participation Rewards points are awarded to members for their activity in the credit union and can be redeemed for their own financial gain, or donated to one of Affinity Plus’ five Charities of Choice which include: Affinity Plus Foundation, American Red Cross – Northern Minnesota Region, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, Second Harvest Heartland, and Special Olympics Minnesota.
“The grand total of donations demonstrates the commitment of our members and employees who consistently reach out to help those in need,” states Dave Larson, Affinity Plus President and CEO. “We even received a $1,000 donation from one of our members since we were matching. Their generosity is simply amazing.”
In October, Affinity Plus collected donations of cash and Participation Rewards points for Colorado Flood Relief, and matched all donations up to $5,000. The total amount raised was $2,410.
For more information about Affinity Plus, visit www.affinityplus.org.
About Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union
Affinity Plus Federal Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative that puts people first above profits. We are committed to empowering consumers – for knowledge, for understanding and to know there are alternatives that focus on the success of people, not the bottom line. Members of Affinity Plus receive maximum value through competitive rates, minimal fees, and unique, member –centric products and programs. Affinity Plus is the largest credit union in Minnesota with state-based assets and has 27 branches located throughout the state. With more than $1.7 billion in assets, Affinity Plus is based in St. Paul and is owned by more than 180,000 members. Through a broad range of eligibility criteria, almost anyone can become a member of Affinity Plus. Additional information is available at www.affinityplus.org or by calling 800-322-7228.