Heritage Federal Credit Union to Partner with Samaritan’s Feet to Provide Shoes of Hope for Children Without Shoes

NEWBURGH, IN (August 19, 2013) — Heritage Federal Credit Union, in support of Samaritan’s Feet, will hold a special event on Tuesday, August 20th, in an effort to raise awareness and dollars to provide shoes to children and young adults who need the assistance.

WHEN:   Tuesday, August 20, 2013

WHERE:   All 7 Heritage Federal Credit Union Branches

Employees of Heritage Federal Credit Union will each donate $15.00 to participate in this special event, and will be allowed to wear jeans, Don’t Tax My Credit Union T-Shirts, and ANY shoes they prefer.  Employees are encouraged to wear their choice of shoes – cowboy boots, flip flops, tennis shoes, sandals, work boots, UGGS, etc.  Ruth Jenkins, CCE, President and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Federal Credit Union states, “This cooperative effort of Samaritan’s Feet and Heritage Federal Credit Union is to raise awareness and dollars to provide shoes to the nearly 300 million people who go without shoes each day.  The willingness of our employees to give a $15.00 donation to support the work of Samaritan’s Feet exemplifies the Credit Union’s People Helping People philosophy.”

These millions of people without shoes are not just confined to third-world countries or remote parts of the globe.  They are also a reality, especially children, in advanced nations, including the United States.  Many are plagued with foot-borne illnesses that may be preventable by simple protection – shoes.  If these children are lucky enough to have shoes, many are wearing shoes that are 2 -3 sizes too small for their growing feet.

To schedule an interview and visit a branch, please call Steve Bugg, Chief Marketing and Member Service Officer, at 812-853-7306 ext. 2267.

About Heritage Federal Credit Union
Heritage Federal Credit Union offers financial products and services to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Vanderburgh or Warrick County, or has an immediate family member who does. 

Heritage Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered federal credit union with over $444 million in assets.  HFCU serves more than 44,100 members, and operates seven branches in Vanderburgh and Warrick Counties in Southwestern Indiana.  More information regarding Heritage Federal Credit Union can be located at

About Samaritan’s Feet
Since 2003, Samaritan’s Feet and their team of global ambassadors have demonstrated an act of servant-leadership and humility by washing the feet of more than four million people in more than 60 nations around the world and making sure that they don’t go one more day without shoes.  Just as importantly, they have taken this profound opportunity to share a message of hope and shine a light on the beauty of the human spirit for each of these people.  Find out more information regarding Samaritan’s Feet at

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