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Kirtland Federal Credit Union Gives $45,000 to Employees to Buy Local

Thursday, August 6, 2020  
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Albuquerque, NM | August 6, 2020 — The Kirtland Federal Credit Union (Kirtland FCU) Board of Directors voted unanimously to give $300 Visa® Debit Cards to each employee, encouraging them to use the cards to support local businesses. Financial institutions are deemed essential, and many Kirtland FCU employees have been on the front lines during the Stay at Home orders.

"This is the board’s way of saying thank you to our amazing employee team,” said Kirtland FCU’s Chairman of the Board, Brian McDonald. “We specifically didn’t add the money to their paychecks, because we want to give our team members an easy way to buy local. Our intent is that the money be used to support local restaurants and retailers that have been hit hard during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

One hundred percent of the Kirtland FCU employee team have been working during the pandemic. Those who couldn’t work remotely worked in the branches serving members, setting up new COVID-19 safety measures, and sanitizing all branches and offices. Other team members provided additional manpower at the Kirtland FCU call center.

In total, the amount of the Visa® Debit Cards distributed to employees is more than $45,000.

“We look at this program as a win-win,” added McDonald. “The employees get a nice boost, and we get to help our local businesses.”

Kirtland FCU prides itself on taking care of its employees. In the market for a new career? Kirtland FCU is hiring! Learn more at KirtlandFCU.org/careers.

ABOUT KIRTLAND FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Established in 1958, Kirtland Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial partner to our members on Kirtland Air Force Base, in the Albuquerque area, throughout the state of New Mexico and beyond. With assets approaching $855 million, Kirtland FCU serves more than 48,000 members at five branches as well as the dedicated Home Loan Center. Learn more at www.kirtlandfcu.org/about.


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