New Horizons Credit Union presents $1000 check to Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation from employee fund raising efforts

MOBILE, AL (December 13, 2018) — New Horizons Credit Union presented a check for $1000.00 to Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation, which raises awareness and support for families with children suffering from cancer, from employee fund raising efforts held during 2018. This check accounts for a total of $3,000 contributed to Jensen’s Heart of Golf during the year.

Giving back to the community is important for New Horizons Credit Union. Since the beginning of 2018, New Horizons Credit Union employees have been raising funds for Jensen’s Heart of Gold primarily with special jeans days.  This non-profit organization was chosen based on the results of an annual internal staff survey.  Each year, New Horizons Credit Union employees select the Corporate Charities they want to see their Credit Union support.  For 2018, Jensen’s Heart of Gold was selected as one of the Corporate Charities.

Jensen’s Heart of Gold is a non-profit organization that provides, “Awareness, advocacy, and hope for childhood cancer cure,” as explained by Melissa Byrd, President & Founder. Their goal is to provide financial relief for expenses that medical insurance doesn’t cover, educate parents with the resources that are available, and support a memorial scholarship program for high school seniors setting their sights on a medical career.  One of their major events to raise awareness and funds is their September Super Slugger Softball tournament held at the Gulf Shores Sports plex which hosts over 50 teams.  New Horizons Credit Union was there presenting fund raising efforts as well.

“New Horizons Credit Union is a proud supporter of Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation and all the good work they do to help families dealing with childhood cancer,” said New Horizons Credit Union interim president/CEO, Edith Franklin.  Our staff chose this non-profit to dedicate their fund raising this past year, and we are happy to play a role in its success.

New Horizons CU representatives present a $1,000 check to Melissa Byrd- President & Founder of Jensen’s Heart of Golf Foundation to support their childhood cancer advocacy efforts.

About New Horizons Credit Union

Established in 1950, New Horizons Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative, governed by a member-elected, volunteer Board of Directors and is the largest locally based Credit Union in Mobile, AL serving members worldwide through a variety of electronic services.  New Horizons Credit Union is federally insured by the NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender offering solutions for the real world. For details on services and membership, call (251) 316-3240 or visit

About Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation

Jensen’s Heart of Gold Foundation is established to assist with childhood cancer awareness, advocacy and hope for childhood cancer cure.  Visit their website at for more information, resources, and ways to support through volunteerism and sponsorship’s.


Contact Information:

Patty Veal, VP of Marketing & BD

(251) 316-3141

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