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VACU Employees Contribute Cereal to FACES

VACU employee delivering cereal When flash flooding damaged Farmville’s FACES foodbank this Spring, Virginia Credit Union employees found a way to support the recovery efforts.

When the flooding hit the FACES building, many of the items in the foodbank’s pantry were destroyed by rising waters. In response, Virginia Credit Union employees launched a drive for breakfast cereal, one of several warehouse staples wiped out by the flooding.

Generous employees added boxes of cereal to their own shopping, and soon a friendly competition between the credit union’s departments got started. In the end, employees contributed 1,577 boxes to FACES.

Last week FACES sent a truck from Farmville to pick up a load of cereal from the credit union’s offices. It was the second shipment of donations from credit union employees.

The 1,577 boxes of cereal come on top of a fund raising effort that Virginia Credit Union, the Hotel Weyanoke, and other local businesses and credit union members organized for FACES. That effort raised $31,770, with the check delivered in late June.

VACU employee Sara Justice was key to both efforts. Justice, a Virginia Credit Union employee from Farmville who coordinates the credit union’s community outreach committee, spearheaded the emergency effort to help FACES get back on its feet.

A financial cooperative serving more than 265,000 members, Virginia Credit Union offers a variety of affordable banking services, loans, mortgages, and free financial education resources, with a focus on helping people be more confident with their finances. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA. 

Media Contact: Glenn Birch | | (804) 560-5664