August 15, 2017
Thanks to the efforts of employees and members, Ent Credit Union raised $45,000 for the Springs Rescue Mission during their summer philanthropy campaign. During Ent’s two-month fundraising campaign, employees organized a car wash, barbecue lunch, contests, jeans days and bake sales in support of Springs Rescue Mission’s downtown Colorado Springs campus expansion. The first phase of Springs Rescue Mission’s campus expansion has enabled them to extend their services, providing consistent assistance every day of the week in the form of: two shelters housing 32 women and 168 men throughout the year; a resource center with 16 public showers and computer stations for job searches and applications; and kitchen services serving hundreds of meals (breakfast and dinner) to the public.
Founded in 1957, Ent Credit Union is a different kind of financial institution, committed to improving members’ financial quality of life and returning value through better rates and lower fees. Colorado’s leading credit union, Ent has more than $5.0 billion in assets, more than 289,000 members and 28 convenient service center locations along the Front Range. As a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union, Ent’s membership is open to businesses and individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld and Adams counties. Ent is an Equal Housing and Equal Opportunity Lender, federally insured by the NCUA.
About Springs Rescue Mission
From its beginning in 1996 when the charity’s founders began providing sandwiches to homeless people in parks and under bridges, Springs Rescue Mission has rapidly grown into a wide range of programs designed to serve the 27,000 households living below the poverty line in the Pikes Peak region. Today the charity maintains a Four Star “Exceptional Charity” rating with Charity Navigator and has received awards for excellence in human services from the El Pomar Foundation in 2014 and for collaboration from Pikes Peak United Way in 2015. The Springs Rescue Mission’s unique offering of relief and rehabilitation programs is a recognized and invaluable part of the Colorado Springs community. Learn more at SpringsRescueMission.org.