Credit union raises more than $52,000 for local organizations

Centra Credit Union members, team Members and local community members came together this holiday season to raise more than $52,000 to support local children in need.

These donations were provided through the Holiday Giving Program, which collects monetary donations for local nonprofit organizations that purchase gifts for children in need during the holidays.

“Every donation, big or small, helped provide meaningful assistance to a family in need during the holiday season,” Centra President and Chief Executive Officer Rick Silvers said. “This is just one way that we live out the credit union philosophy of ‘People Helping People,’ and I’m truly grateful for each and every donor.”

The donations from each community Centra serves support different organizations. This year’s program raised a total of $52,866 in donations to 12 local organizations:

• Columbus Firemen’s Cheer Fund: $5,523.96

• The Salvation Army Columbus: $5,523.95

• Columbus Shop with a Cop: $5,523.96

• The Salvation Army Indiana Divisional Headquarters – Indianapolis: $904

• Carmel Police Department Holidays with Heroes: $222.26

• The Salvation Army Madison Corps: $3,183.48

• The Salvation Army New Albany Corps: $7,742.33

• The Salvation Army Shelbyville Corps: $2,507.45

• Decatur County Shop with a Cop: $974.18

• Fraternal Order of Police Donald M. Winn Lodge 108 Cops and Kids Jackson County: $9,379.05

• Good Samaritan Food Pantry North Vernon: $4,370.99

• Shop with a Cop Brown County: $843.54

Centra members and community supporters have helped more than 3,400 children over the past nine years of the Holiday Giving Program.

Founded in 1940, Centra Credit Union is a community-based, full-service financial institution with 24 branch locations throughout central and southern Indiana, including Seymour, and in Jamestown, New York, and Whitakers, North Carolina.