Tempe, AZ June 2018 – On June 13th Landings Credit Union ended their 3rd annual water drive with a staggering 13,000 bottles of water. This month-long drive brought in donations from members, staff and business partners and was given to non-profits of the East Valley.
If you’ve spent any time in Arizona in the summer, you know that it is blistering hot. This time of year puts an extra strain on non-profits to keep families and homeless hydrated. This water drive has helped to stock the pantries at Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) and AZCEND.
TCAA provides education, stability, and advocacy for low-income 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. 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 13th, which is also the National Credit Union Development Educator (CUDE) Day of Service, Landings staff moved about 550 cases of water from their branch lobbies to the locations selected by the non-profits. Over the past three years Landings CU has donated over 38,000 bottles of water.
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 $165 million with over 14,000 members. Landings Credit Union has been serving members for 65 years, helping them with all of their financial needs. For more information on Landings Credit Union, please visit landingscu.org.
CUDE Day of Service
CUDE Day of Service is program for credit union professionals who have participated in the Development Educator’s program, designed to educate and empower participants to understand the challenges and impacts of development issues (health, housing, hunger, access to credit, savings mobilization, transportation, education, environment, appropriate technology, women in development etc.) and how they can impact them. The program is a way for DEs to transform their training and its teachings into community service to empower our members and strengthen local communities.