SIU Credit Union, based in the southernmost part of the state, collaborated quickly with their community to lend a hand to the victims of the devastating tornados that ripped through Kentucky Friday, December 10, 2021.
On Saturday morning, one SIU credit union employee and her husband cleaned out their box trailer over the weekend to use as a transportable collection bin. The credit union put the word out for a supply drive to members and employees on Monday morning. All SIU branches quickly became drop-off locations with donations collected until the trailer headed south for delivery Wednesday.
Within the first couple hours, the supplies were pouring in! By the time collections were complete on Tuesday night, the credit union realized they would need a second trailer to deliver the massive amount of donated supplies.
Mark Dynis, VP of Marketing at SIU Credit Union, said, “We were also able to gather over $3,900 in cash donations…to be shared for relief efforts. There are lots of good people out there and this was another example of members and employees stepping up and helping their neighbors.”
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