Thanks to the participation of their credit union members, Cedar Point Federal Credit Union recently donated over $1,000 to The Mission. For two months, the financial institution held a promotion which encouraged members to turn off their paper statement and opt in to receive eStatements instead. Cedar Point pledged to donate $1.00 to The Mission for every new eStatement sign-up. Their conservative goal of 200 signups was quickly reached, and by the last day of the promotion, 1,140 members had signed up for eStatements. That added up to a donation of $1,140 to benefit The Mission and the people that use the organization’s resources.
But the giving doesn’t stop there. Cedar Point has just announced that they are going to match dollar for pound by collecting 1,140 pounds of non-perishable food for The Mission. “We are always looking for ways to give back to our community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic” said Kristin Kauffman, Cedar Point’s Marketing Manager. “By donating over 1,000 pounds of food, I know we are making a difference at a time when many need it most.”
Founded in 2013, The Mission is a local outreach whose purpose is to provide for the homeless, working poor, and those who suffer from addiction. The organization helps individuals develop the skills necessary to move from the streets into their own home or apartment, all without governmental assistance. The Mission offers more than handouts and warm showers. They establish relationships, provide job training, budget classes, and teach basic computer skills. Their goal is to train and equip those struggling to become competent, self-sufficient individuals who can break the cycle of homelessness.
If you would like to contribute to Cedar Point’s food drive for The Mission, please bring non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, to any of Cedar Point’s five branches in St. Mary’s County and Calvert County. Donations will be accepted during regular business hours through Saturday, September 12.
Cedar Point is federally insured by NCUA. To see what else Cedar Point has to offer, visit www.cpfcu.com. To learn more about The Mission and their volunteer opportunities, visit www.seekingshelter.com