Scott Credit Union partners with Memorial Foundation for Heart Month
EDWARDSVILLE, IL (February 10, 21014) – Scott Credit Union recently presented a $2,000 check to representatives from Memorial Foundation in Belleville to be the official partner of activities during Memorial’s “Memorial Motivation: The key to your heart health” for National Heart Month.
Scott Credit Union Community Relations Representative Jennifer Riebold presented the $2,000 check to Memorial Foundation’s Executive Director Anne Thomure, Vice President of Patient Care Services Nancy Weston and Cardiac Rehab Exercise Physiologist Matt Kueper.
Scott Credit Union is the sponsor of several activities throughout this month. The hospital will host a Stress Management & Meditation Class from 6:30 to 8:30pm on Feb 18 at Memorial’s Health Education Center on Route 50 in O’Fallon.
The hospital will also host a Heart & Vascular Screening from 7:30 to 11:30am on Feb 22 in Memorial’s Cardiac Rehab and a Zumbathon from 2 to 4pm Feb 23 at the Belleville Health & Sports Center on 74st Street in Belleville.
The activities will culminate with a Heart Healthy Conversation from 6 to 7:30pm Feb 27 at the Memorial Hospital Auditorium.
Area residents can register for the activities by calling Memorial’s Community Relations Department at 257-5694. For a complete list of hospital programs and details on the Heart Month Activities, visit www.memhosp.com.
“This is another opportunity for us to support our community and the people who live here,” Riebold said. “It is our way of showing our support to the hospital and the great programs that they provide.”
Scott Credit Union volunteers will be on hand at most of the activities throughout the month.
“Credit unions are committed to helping people and supporting the hospital allows us to do that,” Riebold added. “It is a good feeling to support the programs that are provided to improve the heart health of people in our area. We are proud to play a small role in this effort.”
Scott Credit Union has made giving back to its communities a major priority. The local credit union contributed about $325,000 and its employees volunteered over 2,400 hours to a variety of local civic efforts throughout the region in 2013.
“We realize that without our members and the communities in which we serve, we would not exist as a financial alternative,” Riebold noted. “Supporting our communities is very important to us.”
The credit union has increased its community involvement in the past few years while also increasing its efforts to educate consumers of the value of doing their financial business with a not-for-profit credit union.
“We want people in the area to know more about the value of doing business with a credit union,” she added. “That is why we have focused our time on educating area residents about Scott Credit Union. One of the big ways we’ve done that is through our community involvement.”
“In times like these, people are really looking for ways to reduce expenses and save money,” Riebold noted. “We are a great alternative that helps them to do that.”
Scott Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that is member owned. The credit union recently gave about $1.3 million back to members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate.
Scott Credit Union is open to anyone who lives or works in a 17 county area, including Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Jefferson, Washington, Clinton, Marion, Bond, Macoupin, Montgomery, Fayette, Effingham, Williamson, and Jackson counties. Anyone who lives or works in St. Louis County, Missouri also can open accounts at SCU. Additionally, anyone active or retired military also can have accounts with Scott Credit Union.
Scott Credit Union currently has 15 area locations: Scott Air Force Base, East Belleville, Fairview Heights, Collinsville, O’Fallon, Edwardsville, Waterloo, Highland, Caseyville, West Belleville, Millstadt, Mascoutah, Troy, Wood River and its Home Office in Edwardsville.
For details on opening accounts at Scott Credit Union, visit www.scu.org, call 1-800-888-4728, or stop by any of the credit union’s branches