Oregonians Credit Union raises $14,734 for Oregon wildfire victims in less than 24 hours
MILWAUKIE, OR (September 17, 2020) — Oregonians Credit Union has pledged to match donations up to$15,000 made to their American Red Cross Cascades Region fundraiser for Oregonwildfire disaster relief. Oregonianslaunched their fundraiser in the afternoon of Tuesday, September 15th in their seven branches and on a GoFundMe Charity page. They offered three jeans days in the month of September for staff members who made donations to the fundraiser. They anticipated running the fundraiser through the end of September offering to match $15,000 in donations, but to donate a full $15,000 regardless of whether they raised this amount. The fundraiser was announced on their website, social media pages, and through an email that went out to their membership that evening.
The response was overwhelming. Within 22 hours, they raised $7,367 and with Oregonians’ match, that’s $14,724 raised to help Oregon wildfire victims.
Like many others, Oregonians’ staff were looking for ways to help and provide support to wildfire victims. The Clackamas County wildfires hit very close to home for the credit union; two of their branches are located in Clackamas County and one of them temporarily closed due to wildfire evacuation notices.“Many of us were looking for ways to help but couldn’t find where to donate or lend a helping hand. The overwhelming response we’ve received at the launch of this fundraiser proves that we have awesome members who want to help, and that people care about their communities and the people within them. Other companies and institutions are making helpful and much-needed donations, but we know we’re stronger when we work with our members and this is just another example” says Oregonians CEO, Sam Launius.
Why did Oregonians choose to support American Red Cross Cascades Region? Oregonians Marketing Director, Meaghan Morency said “American Red Cross Cascades Region is in the middle of the aftermath supporting people who have been displaced by wildfires. They’re providing real help in the form of shelter, food and comfort during this time of uncertainty. We trust they know where help is needed most and they’ll use our members’ donations accordingly. It was equally appreciated that Red Cross offers our staff a means to volunteer and lend a helping hand at their local wildfire shelter.”
About Oregonians Credit Union
Oregonians Credit Union, founded in 1936, is a full-service financial institution with $337 million in assets. They provide checking, savings, certificates and money market accounts as well as mortgages, auto and home equity loans, and a full range of investment services. Oregonians operates six branches in the Portland Metropolitan area and one in Prineville, Oregon. Oregonians membership is open to individuals who live or work in Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon. www.oregonianscu.com , charity.gofundme.com/OCU-RedCross