The Credit Union has donated 100 space heaters to the local CASA (Care Assurance System for the Aging and homebound) organization. WAFF-48 TV ran a story in November about CASA's needs for space heaters to assist the elderly and homebound citizens in our community. The Board of Directors for North Alabama Educators Credit Union had already been discussing community assistance when the WAFF-48 story aired, so the timing was perfect for our participation. The Director of the local CASA group, Ann Anderson, was contacted about their needs following the news story. Space heaters and food vouchers were the two priority needs of CASA at that time.
Melissa Gray with the North Parkway Lowe's store was very helpful in comparing the various space heaters available. Melissa provided a greatly reduced price to North Alabama Educators Credit Union for the cost of the space heaters, which allowed for additional heaters to be purchased. Lowes should be commended for their assistance in this project.
In addition to the 100 space heaters, North Alabama Educators Credit Union will be donating 50 $25.00 gift cards from Kroger to CASA.
The Credit Union has experienced a good year financially and we were pleased to assist the community with these CASA donations. Credit unions were initially created on the concept of people helping people and these donations reinforce that philosophy.