A Missouri based Christian Credit Union went above and beyond normal banking duties when they gave away money for free to people in the local community of Springfield.
Some 60 employees of the Assemblies of God Credit Union went to pre-approved locations in teams of three to hand out small amounts of cash – just $5 at a time – but it ended up yielding big blessings. They stopped by coffee shops, medical centers, gas stations and even the southern based restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, who loved the mission so much that they decided to participate by donating 275 free sandwich cards.
When it was all said and done, the total amount handed out was $6,000, which the President & CEO of Assemblies of God Credit Union said was considered a tithing, an act that the credit union ties itself too.
The company is very open about their faith in God.
Banks are often vilified in public discourse, portrayed as greedy and lacking virtue. What most people overlook is most banks in America are small community banks – and in most instances community banks operate far more efficiently, ethically and prudently than large behemoth banks.
ACGU is a living, breathing example of what community banking can and should look like.
According to PENews.org, participants were given T-shirts with the tagline “Love in Action” on the front and “AGCU Cares” on the back to wear for the effort.
Robin Bond, the company’s HR Manager, went to a medical clinic to share her personal experience:
“There was one gentleman there who needed some dental work and was in a lot of pain, but didn’t have the $40 needed to do the work. He was on his phone with his wife trying to figure out where they could get the money. He almost cried when we gave him the money and he gave me a big hug!”