|ANNOUNCEMENT - Sunday, April 11, 2010|
Paying it Forward! (Public Announcement)
In March of 2010, Concentra Financial made changes to its website that allowed us to pass along cost savings to a significant number of our credit union partners. The trouble was we had already collected annual access fees for the old site. So, we were faced with refunding a portion of the annual access fees – many of which were really quite small – to a lot of credit unions.
We had a better idea.
We proposed to our credit union partners that these funds instead be redirected to help the people of Haiti. With the wholehearted support of 141 of Canada’s credit unions, and additional contributions by Concentra and our employees, a total of $50,000 was earmarked for the purchase of Shelter Boxes destined for Haiti.
Each Shelter Box costs $1000 and provides emergency shelter and supplies for up to ten people. The rainy season will soon be upon the people of Haiti and we’re very grateful to be able to provide some measure of support.
The results of this innovative proposal and support given by our credit union partners underline the power of our co-operative roots and the great things we can accomplish by collaborating together.