Landings Credit Union held a month long water drive in May and through the thoughtful donations of members, staff, and business partners was able to secure over 650 cases of water or approximately 15,000 bottles for local charities in the East Valley.
When the weather climbs to over 100 degrees in the Valley of the Sun the need for water for families in need and the homeless is a top priority. This week alone, the weather here in Phoenix is expected to climb dramatically from the mid 90’s to a prediction of near 120 degrees by next Tuesday. Several of the local charities benefitting from the Landings water drive include the Tempe Community Action Agency, The United Way Food Bank, and AZCEND.
Tempe Community Action Agency provides education, stability, and advocacy to working poor families, children, seniors, and the homeless. They help to secure food and shelter to those in need and operate a food pantry and interfaith homeless emergency lodging program among other programs. The United Way Food Bank provides too many services to list here. From education, to basic needs, to health, the United Way has been around since 1921 helping people in need. AZCEND is a Chandler based organization formerly known as Chandler Christian Community Center established in 1966 by a consortium of Chandler churches with the common cause of alleviating poverty in their community. AZCEND has programs that include Community Action, Family Resource Center, Chandler and Gilbert Senior Centers, and an Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program as well as a Food Bank.
On June 14th with the help of Landings Staff and a box truck generously donated by Arizona Investment Link, a local real estate company here in the valley, we moved over 650 cases of water to these local charities. Last year we donated 7,000 bottles of water and this year’s goal was 10,000 which we far exceeded.
About Landings Credit Union
Landings Credit Union, based in Tempe, Ariz., serves a wide range of members including students, faculty, staff and family for all schools in Maricopa County along with over 400 select employee
groups. The current asset size is $150 million dollars with over 14,000 members. Landings Credit Union has been serving members for over 60 years, helping them with all of their financial needs. For more information on Landings Credit Union, please visit landingscu.org.
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