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Park Community Credit Union lights their headquarters blue

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 5, 2018) — To help create awareness for Autism Park Community Credit Union decided to light their headquarters with blue lights during the week of March 30th – April 6th.  April is Autism Awareness Month, and we wanted to show our support for those on the Autistic Spectrum and – for FEAT (Families for Effective Autism Treatment) of Louisville.

Park Community has achieved the ‘Level 2’ Autism Friendly certification with FEAT of Louisville.  Park Community Credit Union is the only financial institution in the state to attain this level of certification. All of the Park Community Credit Union locations have been equipped with a sensory box to be used when individuals with Autism come to the branches.  The sensory box contains items to help calm individuals with Autism when they are in public facilities and make them feel more comfortable.

In November, Park became the first financial institution to receive their ‘Level 1’ certification.  To achieve this certification, all of the employees viewed an informational video then answered a series of questions based on the video.  This ensured that the credit union employees were given the tools necessary to recognize the signs and actions of someone with autism and appropriate ways to respond.

Park Community plans to achieve the ‘Level 3’ designation before the end of the year. At that time Park Community will be in a position to hire individuals who are on the autism spectrum.

Park Community strives to improve the lives of their members, their community, and their employees.  This is just one more way the credit union is working to help improve our community.


About Park Community Credit Union

Park Community was established in 1965 to serve the employees of General Electric’s Appliance Park in Louisville, Kentucky. While the members we are able to serve have changed over the years, our mission to provide exceptional service and a full range of financial products has not. As Kentucky’s largest Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), our philosophy continues to champion the credit union motto of “people helping people”. For more information, please visit parkcommunity.com, or follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/parkcommunitycu and TikTok at tiktok.com/@parkcommunity.

Contacts

Brittney Monteith, VP Marketing
502.815.7297
brittney.monteith@parkcommunity.com

Shannon Kisselbaugh, Park Community Credit Union Foundation
502.815.7391, Shannon.kisselbaugh@parkcommunity.com

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