Wed, Nov 27, 2013
On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Signal Financial FCU -- a non-profit, member-owned financial institution – showed its support for those in need by participating in the Food2Feed Fundraiser sponsored by Howard University. For 36 years, WHUR-FM - Howard University Radio has hosted an annual food drive to feed the needy in the Washington, DC region for Thanksgiving with a live broadcast in November when they encourage the community to open their hearts and pocketbooks to those less fortunate.
Held on Tuesday, November 19th from 6am -6pm at the Old Post Office Pavilion, people were asked to bring non-perishable food or make donations.Signal Financial representatives, Dynita Taylor and Michelle Calfee, were on hand to present a check on behalf of the credit union in the amount of $1000. Signal Financial’s donation alone was enough to feed 3,000 people!
100% of the monetary proceeds and non-perishable food will be donated to theCapital Area Food BankandShabach Ministries, Inc., non-profit (501c3) organizations that help needy families throughout the Washington region. Thousands of needy families, who may not otherwise enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey and all the trimmings, will be blessed because the Food2Feed community cared!
The credit union has sponsored other worthwhile causes in the past to benefit a variety of nonprofit organizations, including Our Daily Bread, a nonprofit organization which focuses on easing the plight of low income residents in the Fairfax, Virginia area; the Children’s National Medical Center’s Miracle Network; and other community organizations. Signal Financial also participates in the Adopt-a-Family initiative each holiday season.
Established in 1947, Signal Financial FCU currently has assets of $318 million and 27,000 members. It operates eight full-service branch offices in the Metropolitan area, and serves over 150 sponsor organizations, in addition to individuals who live, work, worship or attend school in DC or in Prince George’s County, MD (inside the beltway). Certain family members and businesses (including their employees) are also eligible to join the credit union. For more information about membership at Signal Financial FCU, please call 301-933-9100, ext. 298 or go to www.sfonline.org