July 12

Join Prospera Credit Union in Support of the BC Wildfires Appeal

ABBOTSFORD, BC, JULY 12, 2017: British Columbians are facing massive wildfires that have triggered evacuations in several communities, particularly in the central region of our province. Fast moving flames have forced more than 14,000 people from their homes and they need urgent help. Prospera is supporting Canadian Red Cross efforts on the ground to provide assistance to those affected.

Prospera has donated $10,000 to the relief efforts and is encouraging members who want to help out to support the Red Cross as well.

“When disaster strikes, the Red Cross is there to provide immediate assistance with evacuation, housing, food and other emergency needs,” said Shawn Good, President & CEO of Prospera Credit Union. “With so many fires started all at once, we’re grateful for their quick response to help everyone get to safety.”

Member donations will help provide immediate relief such as cots, blankets, family reunification and financial assistance for food, clothing and personal needs. Beyond meeting immediate needs, donations may also help families get back into their homes and go towards more long-term recovery, resiliency and preparedness.

Donations can be made online at www.redcross.ca/BCFires/CreditUnionsofBCandON.

On behalf of Prospera, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for your donation during these difficult moments.

About Prospera Credit Union
Building on more than 70 years as a BC credit union, Prospera is proud to serve a membership that is 63,000 strong. As a values-based financial institution, our number one priority is the financial well-being of families and businesses in our local communities and our dedicated team is here to serve all of their banking, lending, investing and insurance needs through sixteen branches; online and mobile banking and an alternative channel that includes a locally-based Contact Centre and Broker Centre. Through our affiliation with The Exchange network, members also enjoy access to thousands of surcharge free ATMs across Canada (that’s right, no ATM fees). Making life better for everyone is important at Prospera, which has an extensive community investment program devoted to supporting the organizations, events and volunteers that make our BC communities stronger. To learn more, check out Prospera’s Facebook page or visit www.dontjustbankprosper.ca.


For further information, please contact:

Tashon Ziara
Manager, Communications
604-864-6667, tziara@prospera.ca


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