WECU is not only a leader in banking services, they also strive to support education, health and community concerns through nonprofit donations and volunteerism. They offer many financial education opportunities, free of charge, to promote the financial literacy of residents. In 2013 alone, WECU’s Social Responsibility Committee oversaw the donation of 112 thousand dollars directly to dozens of Whatcom County based nonprofits. Additionally, employees of WECU are encouraged to donate to the United Way to support other important causes and last year they did so to the tune of nearly 70 thousand dollars.
On the volunteerism front, in 2013 WECU’s Sweat Equity Team supported 15 community events with 118 WECU staff and board members. That’s not even counting the family and friends who lent a hand! WECU’s commitment to the needs of our community definitely makes it stronger. Reid Frederick, Social Responsibility Coordinator at WECU, works with many nonprofits and schools to promote financial literacy and the credit union movement. More information about WECUs commitment to our community can be found at https://www.wecu.com/socialresponsibility