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With an Assist from the Rams, Virginia Credit Union’s Support for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU Tops $30,000

Feb 7, 2014 by Lewis Wood

Virginia Credit Union’s financial support for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has exceeded $30,000, thanks to an assist from the VCU Rams. This season, the credit union is making a contribution to the hospital based on the number of assists made by the VCU men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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Glenn Birch
glenn.birch@vacu.org
(804) 560-5664 

(Richmond, VA, February 5, 2014) – Virginia Credit Union’s financial support for Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU has exceeded $30,000, thanks to an assist from the VCU Rams.

This season, the credit union is making a contribution to the hospital based on the number of assists made by the VCU men’s and women’s basketball teams.

Under the ”VACU Assists” program, Virginia Credit Union is making a $1 contribution for every assist during the 2013-2014 season. The contribution is a bonus on top of the $29,371.46 the credit union delivered to the hospital on January 7, based on employee internal fundraising activities in 2013 and a matching contribution. 

As of February 1, the program had tallied an additional $666 for the hospital, lifting the amount of total support above $30,000, with a number of games remaining.

Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU is a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital and provides a full range of pediatric services for children. The contribution will advance pediatric health services by supporting research, training, and covering the costs of uncompensated care.

“Virginia Credit Union employees are very committed to community efforts, and they selected the local CMN Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, as the charity these efforts would support,” said Jane Watkins, President/CEO of Virginia Credit Union. “When the Rams make an assist on the court, they help their teammates succeed. As a credit union, ‘making an assist’ is what we aim to do for our members.”

A member-owned financial cooperative with more than 230,000 members, Virginia Credit Union provides a variety of affordable banking services, loans and mortgages, checking and savings services, and financial education resources to its members. Students, faculty and staff at VCU and other state-supported institutions, as well as anyone who lives, works or attends school in the City of Richmond, are among those eligible to join the credit union. Virginia Credit Union is an equal housing opportunity lender and is federally insured by NCUA.

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