A Tradition of Community Spirit
Community Spirit Days have long been a part of the culture here at Horizon Credit Union. It all starts when we catch word that one of our members is going through a tough time. What happens next is a twice monthly tradition that has been alive and well for the past 15 years. It’s how show our support when life sends unexpected obstacles your way!
Every pay day, an announcement goes out to all of our employees to activate our community spirit once again. We show up to work wearing jeans and Horizon gear, and before the day is over, we make sure to make our voluntary donation of $5 or more for a member that is facing a rough time in their life.
To us, members are family. That’s why, at the end of each Community Spirit Day, we total up our employee donations and get in touch with our Horizon family member who is going through a tough time. We let them know we are here for them and that we have raised funds to provide a little extra monetary support in their time of need.
Whether it’s a serious injury from an auto accident, discovering your child has cancer, the devastation of a house fire or any other hardship life might throw your way, we know that it’s nice to have people on your side. Community Spirit Days are just one way we can show our support. We do this because we believe it’s our duty to live out the ‘people helping people’ credit union philosophy and because we care about you, our members.
It’s safe to say that the Community Spirit Day tradition is here to stay!
Horizon was recognized as the first place winner of the Northwest Credit Union Association’s (NWCUA) Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award at the NWCUA’s annual MAXX Convention in Spokane on October 25, 2017. Horizon Credit Union’s Community Spirit Days program will now be considered for a national Louise Herring Award at the Credit Union National Association Governmental Affairs Conference in February 2018.
CU4K Pie in the Face Challenge
Horizon Credit Union leaders wrapped up Horizon's 2017 Credit Unions for Kids campaign with a little friendly competition! In the name of supporting kids at Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, participants donated a little extra in order to take part in the pie challenge. Horizon's CEO led the way and earned his spot at the Pie Face Game Champion! These donations topped off over $18,000 raised by Horizon Credit Union members and employees during the Credit Unions for Kids campaign. In addition, CO-OP Financial Services contributed $5,000 through their Miracle Match program for a total of over $23,000 raised for CMN kids in 2017!
HZCU Go-Giver Donation
Each quarter, Horizon employees are recognized in the HZUC Go-Giver employee volunteer program. From January to March 2017, Horizon's top volunteer donated 100 hours to his community. As the top volunteer, Craig earned the opportunity to choose two non-profits to each receive a $300 donation on behalf of Horizon Credit Union. Craig chose the Bonner Community Food Bank and the Panhandle Animal Shelter as recipients of this quarter’s HZCU Go-Giver donation!