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Cedar Point FCU Donates Over $1,000 to The Mission

Monday, September 14, 2020  
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Lexington Park, MD: Cedar Point Federal Credit Union recently donated over $1,000 to The Mission, an outreach organization for the poor and homeless in St. Mary’s County, Maryland. For two months, the financial institution held a promotion that encouraged members to turn off their paper statements and opt-in to receive eStatements instead. eStatements are better for the environment as they eliminate the need for paper, helping Cedar Point reduce its carbon footprint.

 
 The Mission’s Executive Director Richard Myers (left) and Senior Pastor Robert Myers (right) receiving their donation from Cedar Point CEO Charles Roach (center). 
  

Cedar Point pledged to donate $1.00 to The Mission for every new eStatement sign-up. Their conservative goal of 200 sign-ups was quickly reached, and by the last day of the promotion, 1,140 members had signed up for eStatements. That added up to a donation of $1,140 to benefit The Mission and the people that use the organization’s resources.


In addition, Cedar Point decided to further incentivize the campaign by holding a drawing for two $500 cash prizes. All credit union members currently signed up for eStatements were entered into this drawing. The drawing took place on September 2, and the winners were Howard W. of Leonardtown, MD and Brittany G. of Hollywood, MD.


But the giving doesn’t stop there. Cedar Point has announced that they are going to match dollar for pound by collecting 1,140 pounds of non-perishable food for The Mission. “We are always looking for ways to give back to our community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Kristin Kauffman, Cedar Point’s Marketing Manager. “By donating over 1,000 pounds of food, I know we are making a difference at a time when many need it most.”


Founded in 2013, The Mission is a local outreach whose purpose is to provide for the homeless, working poor, and those who suffer from addiction. The organization helps individuals develop the skills necessary to move from the streets into their own home or apartment, all without governmental assistance. The Mission offers more than handouts and warm showers. They establish relationships, provide job training, budget classes, and teach basic computer skills. Their goal is to train and equip those struggling to become competent, self-sufficient individuals who can break the cycle of homelessness.


Cedar Point is federally insured by NCUA. To see what else Cedar Point has to offer, visit www.cpfcu.com. To learn more about The Mission and their volunteer opportunities, visit www.seekingshelter.com.





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