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Car parade and Habitat home inspire hope for the future

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 | Author: Cornerstone League
community outreach 
Imagine a long line of cars with streamers tied to the antennas, filled with drivers and passengers wearing different color shirts, stopping along the way to pick up goody bags, touring an up-and-coming neighborhood and passing by The House That Credit Unions Built. This car parade was led by University Federal Credit Union’s (UFCU) community affairs team, who invited other credit unions and the Austin Chapter of Credit Unions to participate.

The House That Credit Unions Built, an Austin Habitat for Humanity project, is being erected by the Austin Chapter of Credit Unions and employees from six area credit unions:

  • A+ Federal Credit Union
  • Amplify Credit Union
  • Austin Telco Federal Credit Union
  • Velocity Credit Union
  • Greater Texas Credit Union
  • UFCU

UFCU is leading the effort, providing the highest sponsorship level and the most volunteers.

“Habitat tells us that it’s the first time that credit unions have come together to work on a home,” said Monica Maldonado Williams, UFCU manager of social impact and community affairs. “It’s really special because we’re working alongside each other to get this home built for a very special client.”

Employees from A+FCU cheer on drivers as they pass through the parade route to celebrate ICU Day.

UFCU CEO Tony Budet said the credit union is proud to be part of the first known collaborative credit union Habitat for Humanity build.

“The credit union movement was built on the concept of ‘people helping people,’ especially those of modest means. We look forward to standing alongside the volunteers, leaders, and organizations that uplift our communities,” said Budet. 

Austin Chapter - ICU Day

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