St. Petersburg, Fla. — (May. 19, 2020) — PSCU, the nation’s premier payments credit union service organization (CUSO), today announced it has raised funds to donate nearly 4,000 meals to first responders in five communities where PSCU employees live and work.
PSCU raised funds through employee donations and the sale of PSCU-branded promotional items to employees at its offices in St. Petersburg, Fla.; Phoenix; Allen Park, Mich.; Omaha, Neb.; and Des Moines, Iowa. The CUSO then agreed to not only match the amount raised through employee efforts but double it, totaling nearly $40,000. The funds raised were used to provide meals to first responders in hospitals, fire stations and police stations across the United States. As a part of PSCU’s continued efforts to support Credit Unions for Kids (CU4Kids), a portion of the funds also went toward providing meals for the staff at local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
“PSCU is built on the credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people,’ so we came together to show our appreciation for the first responders and medical personnel in our communities who are working tirelessly on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic to keep us safe,” said Lynn Heckler, EVP, chief talent officer at PSCU. “The outpouring of support and compassion from our PSCU family has been truly remarkable. We are extremely proud of all of our employees and their donations that have helped us give back to those giving so much.”
In an effort to support small business owners in its local communities, PSCU partnered with nearly 20 local restaurants to provide the meals. Several of these restaurants also offered in-kind donations to match PSCU’s contributions, providing enough meals in some locations to feed entire departments and even more first responders.
PSCU, the nation’s premier payments CUSO, supports the success of 1,500 credit unions representing more than 3.8 billion transactions annually. Committed to service excellence and focused on innovation, PSCU’s payment processing, risk management, data and analytics, loyalty programs, digital banking, marketing, strategic consulting and mobile platforms help deliver possibilities and seamless member experiences. Comprehensive, 24/7/365 member support is provided by contact centers located throughout the United States. The origin of PSCU’s model is collaboration and scale, and the company has leveraged its influence on behalf of credit unions and their members for more than 40 years. Today, PSCU provides an end-to-end, competitive advantage that enables credit unions to securely grow and meet evolving consumer demands. For more information, visit pscu.com.