North Bay-based Redwood Credit Union joined credit unions around the world in celebrating International Credit Union Day, a day for credit unions to reflect on their history and commitment to serving their members and communities.
RCU honored ICU Day by donating 25 cents per card transaction to local nonprofits that empower communities in Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, Mendocino and San Francisco counties, each time members used their RCU Visa debit or credit cards on Oct. 19. This year saw a nearly 9% increase in the number of card transactions over 2022, generating RCU’s largest ICU Day donation to date.
In total, $49,282 was donated to nonprofit partners across six counties: Conservation Corps North Bay in Sonoma, UpValley Family Centers in Napa, Canal Alliance in Marin, North Coast Opportunities in Lake and Mendocino, and Larkin Street Youth Services in San Francisco. These organizations share a focus on job training, helping individuals acquire the skills needed to secure stable employment and achieve financial self-sufficiency.
“ICU Day provides an excellent opportunity for RCU to fulfill our purpose of inspiring hope and elevating the financial well-being of our communities,” said Redwood Credit Union President and CEO Brett Martinez. “We’re honored to play an important role in empowering people to make informed financial decisions that help them achieve their goals and dreams.”
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