Giving back to the community is a cornerstone upon which River Valley Credit Union is built. Whether it’s sponsoring community events, donating to local charities, or volunteering, helping build strong communities is our number one goal. Giving back isn’t just something that we like to do, it’s something that is built into the way we do business.
Credit Unions like us stand apart from banks because our goals aren’t profit-driven–they’re community-driven. Banks use your money to turn a profit, to please shareholders, and to increase dividends. Credit Unions are not-for-profit, member-owned, and driven by a volunteer board of directors. That means that we can be more focused on giving our members low rates, low or no fees, and great service. Giving back doesn’t stop at our doors. Every year we team up with several local charities and non-profits to help make a difference in our community.
This year, we raised $3,500 at our 12th Annual RVCU Golf Outing to donate to Hunt for a Cure.
One local charity that we have partnered with for many years, and continue to support, is Hunt for a Cure: Targeting Cystic Fibrosis. This year, we raised $4,200 at our 13th Annual RVCU Golf Outing to donate to Hunt for a Cure. This outstanding charity aims to “assist with the funding to cure or control cystic fibrosis and to improve the quality of life of those with the disease. Pete Odland, the founder of Hunt for a Cure, knew he had to do something to help those with CF when he learned that his son was diagnosed with the terminal disease. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder that causes the body to create thick, sticky mucus that can lead to numerous health issues.
More than 30,000 people in the United States have been diagnosed with CF, and 1,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Research has greatly improved the quality of life for those who suffer from Cystic Fibrosis, both increasing the life expectancy of patients and improving symptoms and complication risks. More research is still needed, though. Cystic Fibrosis still has no cure, and thousands of people, including children like Pete’s son, are affected by this disease.
Hunt for a Cure has raised thousands of dollars that goes toward research for treatment, possible cures, and family support. With support from organizations like River Valley Credit Union and people like you, we hope to help make a difference in the lives of those in our community and those affected by this disease.
Please consider donating to this outstanding organization–every dollar counts.
For more information, please visit www.huntforacure.com