5 Point CU makes donation to Cancer Society
FivePoint Credit Union presented representatives from the American Cancer Society with a check in the amount of $350,901.62 on Friday, Aug. 21. This significant contribution was the result of a 3-month fundraising campaign in which FivePoint committed to donating 1% of loan volume to the American Cancer Society. This is the single largest donation ever presented to the Beaumont region’s American Cancer Society office, which includes the surrounding ten counties.
FivePoint has a long standing relationship with the American Cancer Society, adopting them as their charity of choice. FivePoint’s entire staff raises funds year round for Relay for Life, ACS’s signature fundraising event. To date, FivePoint has contributed over $650,000 towards the local chapter of the American Cancer Society in support of their valuable research and services.
FivePoint Credit Union President/CEO, Erik Shaw, echoed the importance of the partnership with ACS, “everyone knows someone that has been affected by cancer,” sharing how it has touched the lives of employees at the credit union. Shaw also stated that “we [FivePoint] were able to do this because our members in the community supported us.”
Ethan Eubanks, Vice President of High Plains Division at the American Cancer Society thanked FivePoint for their support and stated that donations like the one received today help people to “stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.” He spoke of the services received by families through ACS including information about their diagnosis, transportation and lodging during treatment, and research for cures and treatments.
FivePoint Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial institution with over 80 years of service to Southeast Texas. FivePoint is committed to providing affordable financial services to all members of the communities they serve. This donation embodies the FivePoint mission statement, “To improve the quality of life for our members and the community”.