Saturday July 22, 2017 

 

Opinion

The Forest for the Trees

Prospera donates $10,000 to victims of wildfires

Tashon Ziara

 

ritish Columbians are facing massive wildfires that have triggered evacuations in several communities, particularly in the central region of our province.

 

Fast moving flames have forced more than 14,000 people from their homes and they need urgent help. Prospera is supporting Canadian Red Cross efforts on the ground to provide assistance to

those affected.

Prospera has donated $10,000 to the relief efforts and is encouraging members who want to help out to support the Red Cross as well.

“When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there to provide immediate assistance with evacuation, housing, food and other emergency needs,” said Shawn Good, President & CEO of Prospera Credit Union. “With so many fires started all at once, we’re grateful for their quick response to help everyone get to safety.”

Member donations will help provide immediate relief such as cots, blankets, family reunification and financial assistance for food, clothing and personal needs. Beyond meeting immediate needs, donations may also help families get back into their homes and go towards more long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness.

Donations can be made online at www.redcross.ca/BCFires/CreditUnionsofBCandON.

On behalf of Prospera, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your donation during these difficult moments.

About Prospera Credit Union

Building on more than 70 years of history in British Columbia, Prospera Credit Union is proud to be a member owned co-operative with operations from Vancouver to Kelowna. As a full service financial institution that prides itself on building relationships, we serve our members through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking; and a locally-based contact centre. Through our membership in The Exchange network, our members enjoy access to more than 3,300 surcharge free ATMs across Canada (that’s right, no ATM fees).

Making life better for everyone is important at Prospera. With an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our communities stronger, Prospera makes a meaningful difference in the financial well-being of our members and our communities. To learn more, check out Prospera’s YouTube channel and Facebook page or visit the credit union’s newsroom online at prospera.ca.

 


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