Ent Credit Union Makes $250,000 In Emergency COVID Donations To Support Most Vulnerable
To help organizations on the forefront of meeting the drastically increasing needs of their communities’ most vulnerable citizens due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ent Credit Union recently donated a total of $250,000 to three Colorado nonprofits.
“As Colorado’s leading credit union, we believe it’s our responsibility to support our friends and neighbors in this unprecedented time,” said Mollie Bell, Ent Chief Development Officer.
Reflecting the credit union’s long-standing commitment to supporting the communities it serves and in recognition of the far-reaching impact these nonprofits provide, Ent donated:
- $100,000 to Help Colorado Now, the Colorado COVID Relief Fund
- $100,000 to Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado
- $50,000 to Pikes Peak United Way
These donations will help fund relief efforts all along the Front Range via organizations like Help Colorado Now, hosted by the State of Colorado and Mile High United Way. The fund’s purpose is to raise funds and coordinate the allocation of those contributions. It will work to support efforts in three categories: prevention, impact, and recovery efforts. That includes things like medical and cleaning supplies, food services, early childhood education, small business support, behavioral health services, and more.
Due to school closures, hunger is another issue. “The Southern Colorado community is facing a crisis unlike anything it has ever seen before, and the impacts of hunger can be devastating,” said Monique Lewis, Care and Share Food Bank Giving Director. “Uncertainty and worry permeate the entire community, and are felt exponentially by neighbors who already lack adequate access to food. Thanks to Ent’s investment, we are able to be nimble and flexible in our response to ensure that no one facing the devastating impacts of COVID-19 also has to struggle with not knowing where their next meal will come from.”
Unfortunately, many people who now need help simply don’t know where to turn. “Pikes Peak United Way 2-1-1 is currently taking all calls for El Paso and Teller County Public Health Departments - routing to those in Public Health who can answer questions about COVID 19,” said Cindy Aubrey, Pikes Peak United Way President and CEO. “In addition, we are still serving the most vulnerable in our community, connecting people to vital resources. This would not be possible without generous needed funding provided by Ent Credit Union. This support and partnership is critical to United Way year round, and most especially in times like this. We are so very grateful to Ent and its employees for the tremendous care for our community.”
“Coloradans come together in time of need. And we encourage everyone to do what they can to support organizations like these that are making an incredible difference when it’s needed the most,” Bell said. “Tough times remind us what it means to be human.”
About Ent’s Response to COVID-19
Please visit Ent.com/Coronavirus.
Founded in 1957, for the second consecutive year Ent is ranked Colorado’s #1 credit union by Forbes. A different kind of financial institution, Ent is committed to improving members’ financial quality of life with better rates, lower fees and Ent Extras® Cash Rewards. With $6+ billion in assets, Ent serves more than 370,000 members at more than 35 convenient service centers all along the Front Range. Businesses and people (who live, work, worship or attend school) in Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Pueblo, Teller and Weld counties may join the not-for-profit financial , community-chartered credit union. Ent is an Equal Housing Opportunity and Equal Opportunity Lender, insured by the NCUA.