Pioneer Credit Union Recognized by Red Cross

(L-R) Michelle Kozak of Pioneer Credit Union with Mauree Childress, Director of Development, American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter

Pioneer Credit Union has been recognized as one of the Heroes for the American Red Cross for its efforts in helping earthquake victims in Haiti.

This past February, Pioneer raised more than $13,000 for the American Red Cross to support relief efforts in Haiti after the devastating January earthquake.  Pioneer coordinated a fundraising effort at all of its branch locations which collected more than $8,000. In addition to the fundraiser, Pioneer matched $5,000 in donations, making the grand total more than $13,000.

 “We are very proud and thankful that Pioneer’s members and employees came forward during this campaign to help the people of Haiti,” said Tom Young, Pioneer Credit Union President. “Thanks also to the Red Cross for all the good it does in the community and for taking the time to recognize the effort that gets put forth to helping those in need.”

As of April 7, 2010, 50% of the funds raised for Haiti earthquake response were spent on emergency relief such as food and relief supplies, 39% on shelter; 5% on livelihoods, 5% on water and sanitation and 1% on health.

“The Red Cross is truly grateful for Pioneer’s dedication to support and goodwill,” said Mauree Childress, director of development for the American Red Cross Lakeland Chapter. “The support of businesses like Pioneer, make a real difference in our communities and beyond.”

 To learn more visit www.pioneercu.org.

Pioneer Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative that offers a complete line of financial services.  Owned by the people who do business there, Pioneer serves nine counties in Wisconsin: Brown, Door, Kewaunee, Shawano, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Marinette and Calumet.  Pioneer has more than 50,000 members and has grown to more than $420 million in assets. To learn more visit: www.pioneercu.org.

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