For Immediate Release
October 17, 2013
Local Contact: Amanda Barchilon
Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union Collects Over $180k For Granite Mountain Hotshots
Proceeds to go to family members affected by the tragedy, Prescott Firefighter's Charities
PHOENIX, Ariz. –Arizona State Credit Union presented the proceeds from its donation drive to gather funds for the families of the fallen heroes, the Granite Mountain Hotshots. The drive, which lasted over a month, brought in $186,488.48 total, with the Credit Union including its $20,000 of matched direct contributions.
The proceeds were presented to Prescott Firefighter’s Charities on October 16, 2013. The donation effort allowed members of the Credit Union and community to contribute to the fund. The proceeds, along with supplemental relief efforts, including emergency assistance funds, will be given to the families of the fallen firefighters.
“As a local financial cooperative, it is our responsibility to assist Arizonans in need, and to help the community do so as well,” said David E. Doss, President/CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. “We are honored to serve a community that has showed such strong support and commitment to helping other members during this time of need.”
The Credit Union received over $166,000 in the first three weeks of the donation drive. The funds were donated by members of the Credit Union, along with local business owners and community members. The names of those who donated to the fund are recognized on the Credit Union’s website at www.azstcu.org.
The Credit Union continues to offer various financial services to community members directly affected by the Yarnell fire, including emergency financial and loan assistance. If community members need immediate financial assistance, please contact the Credit Union directly at 800.671.1098 or visit a branch location.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.4 billion full-service, not-for-profit local financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 125,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona
State Credit Union for the organization’s commitment to meeting members needs with enhanced services and community outreach programs. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 locations across the state. More than 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service have helped the Credit Union become a seven-time winner of Arizona Business Magazine’s Ranking Arizona and a five-time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace Excellence™. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.