RIVERSIDE – Altura Credit Union announced donations totaling $15,000 assist those impacted by recent hurricanes, the Las Vegas shooting and the fires in Northern California.
Altura has donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Harvey victims. The credit union donated another $5,000 to the Las Vegas Victims Fund, a GoFundMe campaign created by Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak. The final $5,000 has been contributed to the National Credit Union Foundation to assist credit union employees directly impacted by the wildfires in Northern California that have killed at least 23 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
Altura also has created portals on its website home page, www.Alturacu.com, to make it easy for its members, employees and the community at large to donate to the American Red Cross and Las Vegas Victims Fund. Donations to the National Credit Union Foundation can be made directly at www.cuaid.coop.
“The credit union movement is about people helping people,” Altura CEO Jennifer Binkley said in announcing the donations. “As a nation, we have faced a number of natural and man-made challenges over the past few weeks. The images are heart wrenching. We strongly believe that helping out is what we do as Americans. In addition to pledging donations from Altura, we have made it easier for our members to contribute as well. These funds can make a significant difference in someone’s life and we are proud to do our part to help.”
Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves more than 119,500 members, has $1.27 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. military, U.S. government and civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County and retirees of the U.S. Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit www.alturacu.com, or call (888) 883-7228.