For Immediate Release
April 29, 2009
Local Contact: Paul B. Stull
Arizona State Credit Union
Telephone (602) 467-4062
Arizona State Credit Union Honored With Phoenix Rescue Mission's Sapphire Award for Water Drive
Phoenix, Ariz. - Arizona State Credit Union was recently presented with the Phoenix Rescue Mission's Sapphire Award for the Best Corporate Water Drive. In July of 2008, associate teams from throughout the credit union competed against each other with an initial goal to raise 500 cases of water. At the end of the drive, more than 1,350 cases of bottled water and cash contributions were donated to the Phoenix Rescue Mission. This was enough to provide a 3-month supply of water to make it through the hottest part of the summer months.
Phoenix Rescue Mission's top priority is to provide heat relief to homeless people throughout the Valley. With the temperatures in triple digits, those living on the streets are at high risk for dehydration and other heat-related exposure. The Rescue Mission recorded 58 heat related deaths in 2007 and only 2 in 2008. The water donated and the cash contributed by credit union associates may have very well meant the difference between life and death on the streets of Phoenix.
"We are very proud of the work our associates have done to give back to the community and to raise money for organizations like Phoenix Rescue Mission," said David E. Doss, President and CEO of Arizona State Credit Union. "It is an honor to be recognized with the award, but the real happiness comes with knowing that we are able to help people. Credit unions are built on a 'People Helping People' foundation and this award showcases our dedication to that philosophy."
Chuck Anderson, EVP Commercial Lending; Dyan Mashman, SVP Chief Information Officer; Paul Stull, SVP Marketing; and Cathy Olague, VP Marketing, were recognized as Treasured Volunteers, and accepted a special bronze sculpture by artist Scott Stearman titled "A Cup in His Name," on behalf of Arizona State Credit Union and the associates who participated in the water drive.
About Arizona State Credit Union
Arizona State Credit Union is a $1.3 billion full service not-for-profit financial cooperative with a statewide branch network serving the people of Arizona. More than 133,000 Arizonans turn to Arizona State Credit Union for outstanding service and value. Arizona State Credit Union has grown dramatically since its founding in 1951, providing a full line of financial products and services at 21 branches across the state. Nearly 60 years of excellence and outstanding customer service has helped the Credit Union become a three time winner of Arizona Business Magazine's Ranking Arizona, and a three time recipient of the Peter Barron Stark & Associates Award for Workplace ExcellenceTM. Arizona State Credit Union is headquartered in Phoenix and welcomes membership from businesses and individuals throughout the state. Reach us at 800.671.1098 or visit us at www.azstcu.org.