Point Breeze Credit Union donates $10,000 to support Baltimore Humane Society
HUNT VALLEY, MD (April 23, 2019) — Point Breeze Credit Union has donated $10,000 to the Baltimore Humane Society to support its ongoing mission to protect our region’s pets and address their suffering.
“At Point Breeze Credit Union, we pride ourselves in being more than a reliable financial institution,” says Point Breeze Senior Vice President and CFO, Tonia Niedzialkowski. “We are a neighbor and community member first, which is why when we opened our office in 2017 at Foundry Row in Owings Mills, we made a commitment to get involved in the local community by helping non-profit organizations like the Baltimore Humane Society and others who play a vital role in our community’s well-being.”
According to Humane Society Executive Director Christine Decorse, the Point Breeze donation will go toward general operations, which include: providing a safe refuge and care for unwanted and homeless animals; placing animals in loving, permanent homes; offering affordable spaying and neutering; and advancing the humane treatment of animals.
“Because the Humane Society is a private, independent non-profit, we don’t receive any funding from the government or from national organizations like the ASPCA or Humane Society of the U.S.,” notes Decorse. “That’s why support from organizations like Point Breeze is so important. Quite simply, the Humane Society can’t operate without donations from the community like that made by Point Breeze.”
In addition to the Humane Society, Point Breeze currently provides financial and volunteer support for a wide range of organizations throughout the Baltimore area, including Carroll County Hospital’s new Neonatal Couplet Care Program and two nonprofit organizations focused on supporting young people in Baltimore City – Arts Every Day and Bridges.
About Point Breeze Credit Union
Point Breeze Credit Union is one of Maryland’s largest credit unions, with over 62,000 members and approximate assets of $940 million. A full-service financial institution that is member-owned and not-for-profit, Point Breeze offers easy, reliable banking through offices in Hunt Valley, Rosedale, Bel Air, Westminster, and Owings Mills, as well as more than 5,600 Shared Branch locations and 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs nationwide. Membership in Point Breeze is open to individuals who work, worship, or volunteer within 20 miles of a Point Breeze location. Point Breeze is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Opportunity lender. For more information, visit https://www.pbcu.com/.
About Baltimore Humane Society
The Baltimore Humane Society, founded in 1927 by Mrs. Elsie Seeger Barton, is an independent, non-profit, no-kill animal shelter, which offers low-cost veterinary care to the public, and a pet cemetery with grief support services. We receive no operational funding from the local or federal governments, or any national animal welfare organizations. For more information about BHS, and how you can contribute, volunteer, adopt, or foster, please visit www.bmorehumane.org.