Local credit unions ban together to raise $4,500 worth of food for veterans in the Hudson Valley
KINGSTON, NY (November 25, 2013) — Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union (MHV), Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Ulster Federal Credit Union and TEG Federal Credit Union banned together this Fall with the goal of feeding our local veterans. Collectively, the local credit unions recieved over $4,500 worth of non-perishable food items from the community to benefit the food pantry at the Castle Point Veteran Hospital (VA).
The ‘Feed Our Vets’ food drive is part of the Catskill/Hudson Chapter of the Credit Union Association of NY annual community outreach initiative. Demonstrating the credit union difference, each credit union worked together to hold a food drive at all of their branch locations during the month of October. Representatives from each of the four participating credit unions, delivered the donated food items to Castle Point Veteran Hospital (VA). The donations were accepted by Raymond Rogers, Voluntary Service Specialist at Castle Point.
MHV Chief Financial Officer, Chris Corallo leads the food drive each year at the credit union. Chris commented, “We delivered quite a bit of food yesterday to the VA Hospital at Castle Point. I cannot begin to tell you how much it is appreciated by the veterans who benefit from the VA food pantry, it’s very humbling to be thanked by a veteran who was willing to give everything for our country.”
Castle Point Veteran Hospital (VA) is located in Castle Point, NY is one of two health care facilities in the the VA Hudson Valley Health Care Services (HVHCS) network. The VA HVHCS provides patient-centered, integrated health care, research, and education for Veterans, as well as access to seven Community Based Outpatient Clinics based throughout the counties in the HudsonValley area.
MHV is a member-owned, credit union serving individuals and businesses throughout Ulster, Dutchess and Orange counties in New York State. Since 1963 MHV has helped to make our member’s lives easier by providing complete and convenient financial solutions because we provide a member experience driven by innovative technology, reliable service and easy access. MHV provides a wide array of personal and business banking solutions, low rate financing, 24/7 Personal Teller and convenient e-Services to our members. Visit mhvfcu.com for more info.