FCCU Raises $3,000 for Alzheimer's Association
FCCU recently held fundraisers for our 2022 first quarter charity, senior support. Employees of FCCU choose a different organization each quarter to support by raising money and awareness. FCCU was able to raise $3000 to be given to benefit local senior centers as well as the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer’s Association Chapter, for Alzheimer’s care, support, research, awareness and advocacy.
In addition to the Alzheimer’s support, FCCU donated $1,200 to Guardian Angels. This non-profit based in Jamestown, ND, provides guardianship and conservatorship services for people throughout the state of North Dakota.
“It’s humbling to see the impact that a donation can make,” said Susan Long Swen, Event and Community Engagement Specialist with FCCU. Long Swen continued to share, “It’s amazing to see all the hard work from our branches and community members to help support this worthy organization."
Funds were raised through various means including jeans Fridays for staff, Jersey’s Day, and random actos of kindness like covering lunch costs for a day at senior centers, donating games to centers, volunteering for Meals on Wheels and more.
FCCU staff also held a Valentine’s Day card drive, with over 500 cards created by staff, members, and students throughout the communities. The cards were delivered to seniors at senior living facilities, care and memory centers, or through Meals on Wheels deliveries.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, care, support and research. The Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter, started in 1979, is one of seven founding chapters of the national Alzheimer’s Association. Support for people living with dementia, caregivers, families and the public includes a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, care consultation, and ALZConnected, a free online community. More information may be found on the website, https://www.alz.org/mnnd.
Thank you to all the community members for their support to this organization.