DCCU Cares Day tops 1,200 volunteer hours
DCCU has a long history of community involvement. Our cooperative structure and community charter means we have a vested interest in the financial wellbeing of our community. As part of our continued commitment to community wellness, our employees spent the 2018 Columbus Day holiday participating in various volunteer projects throughout the Shenandoah Valley. Dubbed “DCCU Cares Day”, 313 employees formed groups and fanned out to serve nonprofits from Lexington to Woodstock, contributing over 1,200 hours to a wide variety of meaningful projects.
“DCCU Cares Day was an expression of our values in action,” said Steve Elkins, DCCU’s President and CEO. “Beyond providing quality products and services through our cooperative, we believe in adding value to the communities where we live and work through volunteering.”
We helped 22 organizations on DCCU Cares Day. While some of the projects served an immediate need, others helped the organizations indirectly by completing tasks they may not have the time or resources to do themselves, which frees them up to spend more time carrying out their meaningful missions.
“Our most inspiring achievements are not measured in dollars, but in the role we play in helping to improve the health of the communities we serve,” Elkins said. “Volunteering has become a huge part of the culture at DCCU and we enjoy volunteering all year long. Columbus Day was a unique opportunity for all of us to join together for one dedicated day of service and we look forward to continuing volunteer relationships with many of these organizations.”
Including DCCU Cares Day, DCCU employees volunteered over 3,600 hours in 2018. Visit our Facebook page and #dccucares to see how we are showing up in the community.