OnPoint Community Credit Union supports super typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
Credit union will partner with MercyCorps to provide shelter and relief items to affected areas
PORTLAND, OR (November 18, 2013) — OnPoint Community Credit Union today announced that, following the devastating Typhoon Haiyan, it will conduct a matching funds campaign to benefit MercyCorps’ relief efforts in the Philippines in addition to a $25,000 donation to the same relief campaign.
OnPoint will match all donations made to MercyCorps from November 18 through December 13, dollar-for-dollar, up to $10,000. To qualify, donations to MercyCorps can be made at any of OnPoint’s branches or online at OnPoint’s MercyCorps fundraising page.
Since 1979 Portland-based MercyCorps has helped people in the world’s toughest places survive the crises they confront and turn them into opportunities to thrive.
Funds from OnPoint’s match campaign will be used to provide shelter and food in addition to supporting work that will improve access to clean water and sanitation.
“Supporting global relief efforts is a natural extension of the credit union philosophy of people helping people,” said OnPoint Community Credit Union President and CEO Rob Stuart. “Our thoughts go out to those in the Philippines as they struggle to cope with the aftermath, and we sincerely hope this donation will help in their rebuilding and recovery efforts.”
About OnPoint Community Credit Union
OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 259,000 members and with assets of $3.4 billion. Founded in 1932, OnPoint Community Credit Union’s membership is available to anyone who lives or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark). More information is available at http://www.onpointcu.com/ or 503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.