Arlington, Texas – December 27, 2017 – Texas Trust Credit Union traded turkeys for cash, donating $8,500 to three mission-oriented charities this Christmas. Instead of receiving turkeys and hams this year, employees elected to donate the money that would have been spent to several charitable causes.
Mission Arlington received $5,000 from Texas Trust. The faith-based charity feeds, clothes, mentors, and nurtures the hearts and spirits of those in need. It is led by Tillie Burgin, a former missionary in South Korea who launched the mission with support of her local church family in 1986.
Texas Trust employees in San Angelo gave $2,500 to Rust Street Ministries, where Bryan Jarvis, Rust Street director, declared, “This is a God thing! We decided to do a little extra this year for our neighbors and bought hams to hand out, which took a lot from our budget. Then Texas Trust came along with a check, covering just about the entire cost of what we spent on hams.”
Employees from the Athens branch presented a check for $1,000 to the Henderson County Food Pantry, which will help the charity stock its shelves just in time for Christmas.
“We appreciate everything these organizations do in service to our fellow man and hope this gift from the employees will help to make the season brighter for many families,” said Pamela Stephens, Executive Vice President & Chief Operations Officer, Texas Trust Credit Union.
About Texas Trust Credit Union
Texas Trust Credit Union was created in 1936 when a group of Chance Vought Aircraft Corporation employees pooled their savings so they could help each other achieve financial goals. Today, more than 89,000 members are served through checking and savings accounts; loans (personal, mortgage, auto, and small business); credit cards; insurance products; and investment services. Texas Trust Credit Union supports local students through its “Spirit Debit Rewards” program. With every eligible swipe of an SDR card, funds are donated to the school or district of the member’s choosing. To date, Texas Trust has donated more than $1.5 million since August 2011. Texas Trust serves members through 22 locations in Dallas, Denton, Tarrant, Henderson, Ellis, Johnson and Tom Green counties. With assets of more than $1.2 billion, Texas Trust is one of the largest credit unions in North Texas and the 18th largest in Texas. For more information, visit TexasTrustCU.org or follow us on facebook.com/texastrustcu or Twitter at @texastrustcu.