Gesa, a community-focused credit union, today announced the sweeping impact of its first ever “Day of Service,” an employee initiative that encourages Gesa employees to give back to local communities. Celebrated October 10 on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Gesa closed its 28 branches to allow its team members to spend the day volunteering, giving back, and making a difference in their communities. In total, 53 organizations across Washington benefitted from Gesa’s extensive volunteer work.
Gesa’s team members volunteered for a variety of organizations and nonprofits including food banks, medical clinics, community enrichment programs, education institutions, parks and recreation centers, animal shelters, and more.
“At Gesa, we’re passionate about uplifting the communities we serve, and we are honored to have partnered with these organizations, as they make such a positive impact across our state every day,” said Don Miller, President and CEO of Gesa Credit Union. “We wanted to give our team members the day to support organizations and causes they are personally passionate about. It really was amazing to see everyone come together to make an even bigger impact in our local communities.”
Organizations helped included the Grace Clinic in Kennewick, Spokane Humane Society, Seattle Public Schools, and YWCA of Yakima. At the Grace Clinic, Gesa’s Operations Support team assisted with yardwork, deep cleaning, and painting the facility. Team members who volunteered at the Spokane Humane Society helped walk dogs, complete office work, clean the kennel areas, and performed updates to the main storage area. For Seattle Public Schools, team members picked up trash from playgrounds and nearby sidewalks. In Yakima, Gesa team members assisted in the set up of the YWCA’s largest fundraiser of the year and donated a prize for the event.
Gesa team members volunteered at the following organizations:
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For more information about Gesa Credit Union’s involvement in the community, visit https://www.gesa.com/community.
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