First community credit union raises $3,000 for Alzheimer’s Association – Crookston Times

First Community Credit Union

The First Community Credit Union (FCCU) recently held fundraisers for its first quarter 2022 charity, Support for the Elderly. FCCU employees select a different organization each quarter to support in raising funds and awareness. The FCCU was able to raise $3,000 to be donated to benefit local senior centers as well as the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, for care, support, research, awareness and advocacy. of Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition to support for Alzheimer’s disease, FCCU donated $1,200 to Guardian Angels. This non-profit organization based in Jamestown, ND, provides guardianship and guardianship services to people throughout the state of North Dakota.

“It’s humbling to see the impact a donation can have,” said Susan Long Swen, events and community engagement specialist at FCCU. Long Swen went on to say, “It’s amazing to see all the hard work from our branches and community members to help support this worthy organization.

Funds have been raised through a variety of means, including Jeans Fridays for staff, Jersey Day, and random acts of kindness like covering lunch costs for a day at senior centers, donating games to centers, volunteer for Meals on Wheels and more.

FCCU staff also hosted a Valentine’s Day card drive, with over 500 cards created by staff, members and students from all communities. The cards were delivered to seniors at seniors’ residences, care and memory centers, or through meal-on-wheels deliveries.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementias, care, support and research. The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, established in 1979, is one of the seven founding chapters of the National Alzheimer’s Association. Support for people with dementia, caregivers, families and the public includes a 24/7 helpline, support groups, care consultations and ALZConnected, a free online community. More information can be found on the website, https://www.alz.org/mnnd.

Andrew B. Reiter