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Black Hills Federal Credit Union donates $10,000 to WAVI

Rapid City, S.D. (07/29/15) – Black Hills Federal Credit Union contributed $10,000 to Working Against Violence, Inc.’s capital campaign on Tuesday. 

 The donation will aid Working Against Violence Inc.’s (WAVI) work to provide vital resources to those affected by instances of abuse, sexual assault and domestic violence in Rapid City and the surrounding areas.

 “The work that WAVI does is an important part of our community’s wellbeing, which is in line with BHFCU’s mission of people helping people,” said Roger Heacock, Black Hills Federal Credit Union president and CEO. “This donation is a way to help ensure that WAVI remains a safe and healthy place for families in need, well into the future.”

 BHFCU President Roger Heacock, members of BHFCU’s donation committee, and BHFCU’s WAVI liaison Laura Lytle, presented the check to WAVI Executive Director Mary Corbine and staff at WAVI’s office in downtown Rapid City on Tuesday.

 Additionally, BHFCU has supported this organization and its efforts through an annual supply drive/fundraiser during sexual assault awareness month in April. This drive has resulted in hundreds of donations from community members for the last 13 years.

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Black Hills Federal Credit Union makes first major donation
to 'Soap for Hope' campaign

Rapid City, S.D. (07/23/15) – Black Hills Federal Credit Union donated $1,000 to help to kick-start the Leadership Rapid City Class of 2014’s 'Soap for Hope' donation campaign on Thursday.

This is the first major donation by a financial institution to the campaign. The campaign aims to provide further access to laundry facilities at the Hope Center for Rapid City residents living in poverty.

“The leadership Rapid City Class of 2014 saw a need in the community and is working to solve the problem in a creative and engaging way,” said Carol Brown, vice president of marketing and business development at Black Hills Federal Credit Union. “Providing more accessible laundry facilities to those who may be living in poverty is just one step in helping to improve the livelihood of many individuals here in our community, and BHFCU believes in that mission.”

Black Hills Federal Credit Union President Roger Heacock, BHFCU employee and Leadership Rapid City Liaison Stacey Moulton and other BHFCU executives presented the check to the Leadership Rapid City Class of 2014 and the staff of the Hope Center on Thursday.

Black Hills Federal Credit Union is a strong supporter of the Leadership Rapid City program and its projects, as well as the Hope Center’s mission to provide crucial services to those living in poverty or who may be homeless.

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Black Hills Federal Credit Union Kicks Off its 19th Annual School Supply Drive

Rapid City, S.D. (07/15/15) – This month, Black Hills Federal Credit Union and generous businesses and individuals will spend hours collecting and sorting everything from binders to backpacks, pens, pencils and paper for BHFCU’s 19th Annual School Supply Drive.

Every year, thousands of students in Western South Dakota return to school without basic school supplies. The School Supply Drive helps reduce the financial burden of back-to-school expenses for many families and provides necessary supplies to ensure students are fully equipped to start the school year.

“The School Supply Drive takes a community effort. By coming together, we eliminate a barrier holding many students back from being successful in school,” said Kylene Casanova, Co-Chair of the School Supply Drive.  “When not everyone in the classroom has the needed supplies, it is not only a challenge for the individual, but also the teacher and the other students who must adapt or share.”

Through August 15, all Black Hills Federal Credit Union, Black Hills Power and Black Hills Corporation locations will be collecting school supplies for the Annual School Supply Drive. These supplies will be distributed to over 6,000 students in more than 50 area schools, across 14 communities in Western South Dakota.

The project has grown substantially in the last 19 years as BHFCU continues to expand the Drive, as the need increases in communities across Western South Dakota. Last year alone, the Credit Union was able to distribute nearly 80,000 supplies to area schools.

Businesses and individuals can contribute to the Drive by dropping off school supplies or monetary donations at any BHFCU location. Or, by holding a drive at the workplace. BHFCU will pick up donations during their annual “Bus to Business” event, in which they take a school bus around to area donors.

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Black Hills Federal Credit Union Scholarship Recipients Selected

Rapid City, S.D. (4/27/15) - Black Hills Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the recipients of our 2015 VIBZ Scholarships. The six high school seniors were selected from more than 60 applicants from 16 area schools in western and central South Dakota. Each will receive a $1,000 scholarship toward attending the college of their choice.

Black Hills Federal Credit Union’s VIBZ teen program is designed to promote financial literacy among young adults and assist them in effectively managing their personal finances.

The VIBZ Scholarship Committee congratulates the following 2015 recipients:

  • Billie Wicks
    Custer High School
  • Savannah Huntley
    Rapid City Christian School
  • William Housman
    Wall High School
  • Shelby Stotz
    Rapid City Stevens High School
  • Sydney Schad
    Cheyenne Eagle Butte High School
  • Jordan Tower
    Douglas High School

 

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