Local Credit Institution Raises $30,000 for the American Lung Association
By Melody Pierce -
Wednesday Feb 05, 2020
TruWestÂ® Credit Union is happy to announce it has raised over $30,000 for the American Lung Association in 2019 through in-branch fundraising efforts, member and partnership donations, volunteer efforts at various activities and the Phoenix Lung Force Walk.
â€œPartnering with the American Lung Association has given TruWest the opportunity to support their fight for clean air and healthy lungs,â€ said President and CEO of TruWest Credit Union Alan Althouse. â€œOur goal of making a positive difference in our community is realized through working closely together with great organizations like these.â€
TruWestâ€™s fundraising efforts included an in-branch â€œWhoosh Saleâ€ where employees and members had the opportunity to donate to the American Lung Association and have their name displayed on a â€˜whooshâ€™ paper icon in the branch. Volunteers also participated in various activities, including asthma conferences and the Fight for Air Climb, which also contributed to TruWestâ€™s large donation in 2019.
The biggest impact came from the American Lung Associationâ€™s annual Lung Force Walk, held in November. This walk is an event where the community walks together in support of raising awareness and funds for lung disease prevention. TruWest assembled more than 170 team members who rallied together to raise a donation of $14,000, making the financial institution the top fundraising team and company.
â€œTruWestâ€™s contribution and generosity is greatly appreciated by the American Lung Association. TruWest is a corporate partner ready to take the lead for healthy lungs and a healthy community,â€ said American Lung Association Division Vice President of the Southwest Tammy Rocker.
For more information about TruWest Credit Unionâ€™s charitable partnership with the American Lung Association, visit truwest.org/lung/.