Working to Improve Lives in the communities they serve, BHFCU employees volunteered with the Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity to salvage homes in Rapid City this October.
Alongside nearly 15 other volunteers, BHFCU employees spent the day removing doors, trim, plumbing fixtures and even a claw foot bathtub from soon-to-be-demolished homes along the 300 block of Quincy Avenue in Rapid City. Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity plans to resell the materials at their ReStore and raise money for the construction of Habitat houses in the greater Black Hills region.
“Black Hills Area Habitat for Humanity is helping to provide affordable and fair housing for those who need and deserve it most,” said Jackson Bolstad, chair of BHFCU’s Community Action Team Project for Habitat for Humanity. “For years, they’ve brought people and communities in the Black Hills closer together, and we were proud to lend them a hand with this project.”
BHFCU employees also raised more than $1,150 for the Autism Society of the Black Hills through an employee eat-in, and nearly $1,000 was donated for BHFCU’s Troops Care Package project, which was used to purchase hygiene products, snacks and games for troops stationed overseas.
They also began work on the latest edition of the BHFCU Cookbook – “75 Years of Good Cooks”, available this February. All proceeds from the cookbook will benefit the Black Hills FCU Charitable Fund Inc., as well as area programs and organizations.
The credit union’s employee-led Community Action Team provides support for community projects, charities and events during the year through various fundraising and volunteer efforts. You can get involved with and stay up-to-date on all of BHFCU’s current CAT Projects by following us on Facebook, or visit bhfcu.com to learn more.