Credit Union West employees made a $5,451 donation to the Firefighter Angel Foundation, based in Prescott Valley, which positively impacts children in need.
The non-profit Foundation was selected because of its support of children and families throughout Yavapai County, an area where Credit Union West has a presence. Each year, the organization hosts regular events and fundraisers to provide essential items to children in crisis.
“We are so appreciative of this donation from Credit Union West’s employees,” Firefighters Angel Foundation executive director Cody Rose stated in a news release. “This donation will provide us with additional resources to better serve children in need throughout Yavapai County and increase the impact of our programs.”
Credit Union West’s corporate center is located at 10150 W. Desert River Blvd., Glendale.
Started in 2008 as a Chino Valley Firefighters Foundation program, the organization was officially established as a stand-alone 501(c)3 non-profit in 2015. Led and managed by Rose and his wife, Tammy, the volunteer-based organization consists of firefighters, law enforcement officers and their families and friends.
Through the EmployeesCARE Program, Credit Union West employees raise funds and select a nonprofit to support each quarter.
This is the second donation that Credit Union West employees have made through the EmployeesCARE Program in 2021. Last year employees donated nearly $13,000 to local organizations, and expectations are to continue to increase donations this year.
Individuals interested in supporting the Firefighters Angel Foundation can donate online or volunteer in upcoming events such as the 2021 Back to School Health and Wellness Fair at the Findlay Toyota Center in Prescott Valley on Tuesday, July 27. To register a child to receive a backpack and school supplies, visit 2021schoolsupplies.eventbrite.com.