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Financial Institutions Provide $50,000 Towards Pandemic Lung Health Initiatives
By Melody Pierce - Thursday Mar 11, 2021
Responding to the need for lifesaving research and education to help put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, TruWest Credit Union and the Federal Home Bank of San Francisco (FHLBank San Francisco) have partnered to help fund the American Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. The credit union’s past year’s donations qualified for a matching grant from FHLBank San Francisco, resulting in a combined donation of $50,000 to the American Lung Association. These funds will go towards the American Lung Association’s COVID-19 research, education, advocacy, and coalition work.

“Partnering with FHLBank San Francisco and the American Lung Association provides an opportunity for TruWest Credit Union to make a real difference in the fight against COVID-19,” said Alan Althouse, President and CEO of TruWest Credit Union. “With this matching donation, we are able to provide the American Lung Association much needed funds for their critical COVID-19 Action Initiative.”

“We are truly grateful for TruWest’s investment in the lifesaving work of the American Lung Association,” said Elizabeth Walton, Executive Director of the American Lung Association in Arizona. “Their desire to help our country end and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic found a kindred partner in the Lung Association’s groundbreaking COVID-19 Action Initiative and our unyielding efforts to promote lung health. Their generosity and vision will directly help all those in our community who suffer from lung disease.”

“We are pleased to partner with our member TruWest Credit Union in supporting the American Lung Association’s multi-pronged COVID-19 action initiative,” said Marietta Núñez, Senior Vice President and Community Investment Officer at FHLBank San Francisco. “This work will have significant immediate and long-term benefits across all demographics, while also offering programs that are specifically targeted to communities disproportionately impacted by the pandemic.”

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