UMe Credit Union Launches Community Support Program

By On May 30, 2012

Helping neighbors builds strong communities. Continuing a tradition of community support, UMe Federal Credit Union, in Burbank, is excited to announce the creation of a new program called UMeHelps. UMeHelps will provide assistance to the greater Burbank community by partnering with local non-profit organizations and focusing on raising money and goods for those in need.

As a local credit union, UMe is intimately aware of the hardship many of our community members have faced during these difficult economic times. Through UMeHelps, the credit union hopes to help relieve some of the burden and provide hope for our neighbors.

UMeHelps is a concept that began with the renaming of the credit union last spring. The new name, UMe, is a combination of YOU+ME, and is directly correlated to the strong personal relationship the credit union enjoys with its membership. In the same spirit, UMeHelps is designed for the credit union to give back to the Burbank community at large, and for its members to also participate in the process. UMeHelps will kick off on June 1st with a food drive for BTAC, Burbank Temporary Aid Center.

BTAC is dedicated to providing the poor, working poor, and homeless of the local community with basic services they need to live with dignity, and to serve citizens of the city in times of emergency and disaster.

In the spirit of the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” – we’re asking UMe members to help us collect donations for the Burbank Temporary Aid Center (BTAC). You can drop off donations at the Credit Union anytime during the month of June.

BTAC accepts monetary donations or contributions of commercially prepared, unopened food. Canned good donations with easy-open pull-tabs are especially appreciated!

Acceptable food donation items are as follows:

° Macaroni & Cheese
° Peanut Butter
° Boxed Cereals
° Canned Fruits
° Canned Vegetables
° Canned Meats (chicken, tuna, etc.)
° Rice
° Pasta
° Pasta Sauce
° Instant Potatoes
° Pancake Mixes
° Syrup
° Dried Fruit/Raisins
° Trail Mix
° Fruit Cups
° Instant Oatmeal
° Powdered Milk
° Evaporated Milk
° Personal Hygiene Supplies (toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, deodorant)

UMe is located at 3000 W. Magnolia Blvd. in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. For more information, call Anita Hutchinson at 818) 238.2900 x240 or visit umecreditunion.com