Smart Financial Foundation hosts Houston leg of Credit Unions Care “CU Ride”
HOUSTON, TX (February 26, 2016) — This Fall, the Cornerstone Credit Union League hosted its Credit Unions Care “CU Ride” motorcycle tour that stretched 10 cities in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Smart Financial Foundation teamed up with the Cornerstone Credit Union League to host the Houston leg of the tour at the Smart Financial Credit Union Wayside branch (4411 South Wayside Drive). Credit union representatives and community members gathered at the branch on Wednesday, October 21 at 12:30 PM and caravanned in motorcycles and vehicles to Texas Children’s Hospital (6621 Fannin St., Houston, TX 77030) where they delivered 150 stuffed animals to patients.
The “CU Ride” motorcycle tour was the crowning event of the Credit Unions Care fundraising campaign benefitting the Children’s Miracle Network. In addition to delivering the stuffed animals, Smart Financial along with other credit unions across the region have been selling Credit Unions Care paper dogs and buttons in their facilities and hosting events all while sporting their red Credit Unions Care t-shirts. For more information about Credit Union Cares “CU Ride” motorcycle tour, please visit http://www.cornerstoneleague.coop/cu_ride.html.
For more information regarding the Smart Financial Foundation, its work and how to become a donor, visit https://www.smartcu.org/Home/SmartFoundation or connect with Smart Financial Foundation on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/SmartFinancialFoundation.
Smart Financial Foundation Director Tiffany Halfon and Smart Financial Credit Union Wayside branch representative Minerva Gutierrez show off the Credit Union Cares paper dogs the Smart Financial branch has been selling in support of the Credit Unions Care “CU Ride.” The Houston leg of the CU Cares Ride took place on Tuesday, October 21 at the Smart Financial Branch located at 441 South Wayside Drive.
“CU Ride” participants (pictured left to right) Dan Rangel, (Cornerstone League); Tiffany Halfon (Smart Financial Foundation); Virginia “Jenny” Smith (Smart Financial Foundation); Mercedes Rangel (Smart Financial Credit Union); Debbie Thompson (Smart Financial Credit Union); and Tamara Fairbrother (Cornerstone League) gathered at the Smart Financial Branch (441 South Wayside Drive) on Tuesday, October 21 before caravanning over to Texas Children’s hospital to donate stuffed animals to patients.
About Smart Financial Foundation
Dedicated to giving back to communities the “Smart” way, the Smart Financial Foundation was formed in 2013 with the purpose of giving back to communities that Smart Financial Credit Union serves. A registered 501c(3), the Smart Financial Foundation strives to change lives, improve communities and achieve dreams by donating time, money and other resources to not only individuals but also to organizations that help raise credit union awareness. For more information, visit https://www.smartcu.org/Home/SmartFoundation, call 713-407-1923 or engage with the Smart Financial Foundation on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.