Helping The Homeless On A Holiday
Posted on : 11-01-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
One of the perks of working for a credit union is having off on holidays. Banks and credit unions aren't open on days such as Columbus day which just passed. Most employees then spend this time relaxing. They look forward to having an added free day and take advantage of that by spending time with family, catching up on household chores, or lounging around their homes. One group of employees at St. Helen's Credit Union spent their holiday a bit differently from the norm.   The credit union was approached…
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Oregon Credit Union Employees Spend Day Helping Homeless
Posted on : 10-29-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Most holidays off work are spent relaxing, enjoying the time off and taking advantage of a last lazy day but not the hard workers at the St. Helens Credit Union. Employees from the St. Helens Credit Union in St. Helens, Oregon spent their Columbus Day holiday together helping the homeless in their community. The employees gathered together to fill Ziploc bags with common toiletries such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo, chap stick, razors, and shaving cream. These toiletry bags will be handed out to those who are in need of them…
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Taylor Swift Donates $1 Million to Louisiana Flood Relief
Posted on : 10-02-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Even in the midst of a controversy with Kanye West, pop star Taylor Swift has still managed to take the high road. She is taking the focus off of her feud with West by doing something positive. Swift has donated $1 million towards Louisiana flood relief efforts. Thousands of people have loss there homes, and the body count continues to grow for this area as people search for loved ones. Torrential rains hit Louisiana and this caused massive flooding. Taylor Swift remembers happier times in Louisiana where she was performing…
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Forrest Gumping for Charity
Posted on : 09-01-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Running for charity is nothing new. From 5K's to marathons, people have been connecting pledges and running to raise awareness and dollars for various causes for more than a century. Before the advent of social media and easy and effective advertisement and communication through the internet, though, these events all had to have sponsors, organizers, set dates--they had to be, well, events. In today's world, this is not quite so true. What is true, however, is that in order to get people's attention in the current online environment, you have…
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Restaurateur Sets Up Outdoor Refrigerator To Feed Homeless
Posted on : 08-14-2016 By : Samantha Pointer
Minu Pauline is the proud owner of a popular restaurant called Pappadavada in Kochi, India. She was, however, distressed by the number of hungry and homeless people in her area. She would see them rummaging through the garbage for food. On one occasion, she encountered a woman who told her that her hunger kept her from sleeping; she woke up ravenously hungry and sought food. Pauline also always had plenty of leftovers at the end of the day, and she decided to put them to good use. She put a…
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