Gesa Credit Union and the Gesa Community Foundation Partner with Innovia Foundation on Spokane Regional Wildfire Relief Efforts
Gesa, a community-focused credit union, is partnering with Innovia Foundation to raise funds and provide support for the victims of the Spokane regional wildfires. As part of the Gesa Cares Campaign, the Gesa Community Foundation will donate $25,000 to Innovia Foundation to assist with its emergency and long-term wildfire relief efforts in Spokane County.
In conjunction with The Salvation Army, the donated funds will be used to provide back-to-school gift cards for 260 children in Medical Lake and Elk. The remaining funds will be directed toward additional relief efforts under three core pillars: Education, First Responders, and Essential Needs.
Gesa recently launched the Gesa Cares matching donation campaign, which will match up to a total of $100,000 in donations to the credit union’s 501(c)(3) non-profit, the Gesa Community Foundation. To date, the campaign has raised over $33,000. With Gesa’s matching contribution, the total amount reaches over $66,000. Donations to the campaign can be made online or in person at any of the credit union’s 28 branch locations.
Gesa joins local organizations Giving Back Spokane, Washington Trust Bank, Premera, and STCU in partnering and raising money for Innovia Foundation’s relief efforts.
“There is no greater power than that of a community banding together to help out our neighbors in times of need. That’s why we are honored to collaborate with our partner, Innovia Foundation, and other local organizations who have generously offered to help prove that strength comes in numbers,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “We all proudly stand with those affected by the wildfires, and we hope that through our collective efforts, we can continue to raise impactful funds that will help the Spokane region recover.”
Gesa assists its members in finding the best possible financial solution based on their individual situation, whether through emergency relief loans, fee waivers, loan assistance, or other resources. Affected members are encouraged to visit one of Gesa’s branches or call (888) 946-4372.
To learn more about the Gesa Cares Campaign and how you can donate, visit www.gesa.com/GesaCares. To learn more about Innovia Foundation and its wildfire relief efforts, visit innovia.org/wildfire-relief/.
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