PSCU donates nearly 4,000 meals to local first responders in five communities across the United States
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 19, 2020) — PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO), today announced it has raised funds to donate nearly 4,000 meals to first responders in five communities where PSCU employees live and work.
PSCU raised funds through employee donations and the sale of PSCU-branded promotional items to employees at its offices in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Phoenix; Allen Park, Mich.; Omaha, Neb.; and Des Moines, Iowa. The CUSO then agreed to not only match the amount raised through employee efforts but double it, totaling nearly $40,000. The funds raised were used to provide meals to first responders in hospitals, fire stations and police stations across the United States. As a part of PSCU’s continued efforts to support Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), a portion of the funds also went toward providing meals for the staff at local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
“PSCU is built on the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ so we came together to show our appreciation for the first responders and medical personnel in our communities who are working tirelessly on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep us safe,” said Lynn Heckler, EVP, chief talent officer at PSCU. “The outpouring of support and compassion from our PSCU family has been truly remarkable. We are extremely proud of all of our employees and their donations that have helped us give back to those giving so much.”
In an effort to support small business owners in its local communities, PSCU partnered with nearly 20 local restaurants to provide the meals. Several of these restaurants also offered in-kind donations to match PSCU’s contributions, providing enough meals in some locations to feed entire departments and even more first responders.
PSCU/Co-op Solutions is the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO) and an integrated financial technology solutions provider. With over four decades of industry experience and a commitment to service excellence and innovation, the company serves more than 4,000 financial institutions throughout North America. PSCU/Co-op Solutions leverages its expertise and resources on behalf of credit unions and their members, offering an end-to-end product portfolio that includes payment processing, fraud and risk management, data and analytics, digital banking, instant payments, strategic consulting, collections, ATM and POS networks, shared branching and 24/7/365 member support via its contact centers. For more information, visitpscu.com and coop.org.