Maine CUs Record Second Highest Total Ever For Volunteer Hours

April 23, 2014

With National Volunteer Week recently wrapped up, the Maine Credit Union League announced the results of the 2013 CUs’ Share for ME Program, the Program that tracks volunteer hours as reported by credit unions.  The 2013 total was the second-highest ever with more than 37,000 hours documented by 40 credit unions.  The value of the volunteer hours, according to the Points Of Light Foundation, represents nearly $800,000.

Cus’ Share for ME, an award-winning Program begun in 2002 by the Maine Credit Union League, highlights the volunteer efforts of credit unions throughout the year.  In 2013, Maine credit unions contributed an average of 3,121 volunteer hours each month with an average of 334 credit union staff volunteering each month.  The Top 5 credit unions with the most volunteer hours documented in 2013 are: University CU with 5,161 hours; Saco Valley CU with 3,688; Rainbow FCU with 3,078; Five County CU with 2,765; and Community CU at 2,015.  The Top 5 credit unions in terms of number of staff that volunteer each month are: University CU; Maine Savings FCU; Five County CU; Rainbow FCU; and Saco Valley CU.

“The credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ isn’t just about financial services, it’s about contributing to the communities in which we live.  Maine credit unions have a long history of doing so, not because they have to but because it is the right thing to do,” explained John Murphy, President of the Maine Credit Union League.