Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA receives $200,000 donation from local credit unions

Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA

ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA announced it has received a $200,000 donation from Honor Credit Union and United Federal Credit Union in support of the YMCA's new “Another Century of Service” campaign.

Each credit union donated $100,000 toward the launch of the $4.4 million campaign, aimed at rejuvenating and expanding the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph YMCA for future generations.

Officials say this includes addressing critical needs and elevating the quality of services provided at the facility.

Phase one has a budget of $2.4 million, and includes the donations made by the credit unions.

YMCA officials say United’s donation will help fund the new Great Start Readiness Program classroom. The GSRP is Michigan's free pre-K program for eligible four-year-olds.

“When credit unions step up to support important community initiatives like this one, it truly shows what makes our industry special,” said Terry O’Rourke, President/CEO of United. “It is a welcome opportunity to support the YMCA’s mission alongside our friends at Honor Credit Union. We are committed to not only enhancing the financial lives of our members, but supporting the organizations that matter most to them and to the future generations of where we work and live.”

Honor's donation will support monthly community soup nights at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, Niles-Buchanan, and O-Brien Center YMCA locations.

“Honor has been a long-time supporter of our local YMCAs. We understand the interconnectedness of financial and physical health, and how, together, they foster well-being in the communities we both serve. We’re grateful for their work and happy to partner with UFCU to maximize the impact of our gift,” said Honor CU CEO, Scott McFarland.

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