(BEDFORD) – Hoosier Hills Credit Union recently received second place for the Louise Herring Philosophy in Action Award given by the Indiana Credit Union League.
This award is given to a credit union for its practical application of the “People Helping People” credit union philosophy.
HHCU was named a “credit union pioneer” for its response in assisting employees, members, and its communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Travis Markley, Hoosier Hills Credit Union Chief Executive Officer, said, “Our mission is to be better for our members by making a positive difference in their lives and in the communities we serve. Despite the challenges of this year, we’ve weathered the storm together and have
remained committed to helping our members, who are the reason we exist.”
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hoosier Hills Credit Union helped its members and communities through a number of initiatives, including:
- Creating a Member Relief program that featured payment deferrals, withdrawal fee and limit waivers and a low-rate Good Neighbor Loan with deferred payment.
- Helping nearly 300 of the businesses who make our communities strong through the Paycheck Protection Program.
- Creating and distributing COVID-related fraud content to ensure members remained protected.
- Donating $10,000 to the COVID-19 Relief Funds of the Community Foundations in southern Indiana.
- Supporting local businesses by regularly providing lunch to their employees from favorite local restaurants.
Hoosier Hills Credit Union believes difficult times, just like the ones experienced in 2020, are precisely the time when the organization has the best opportunity to demonstrate what makes credit unions so unique.