The staff at Spokane Media FCU in Washington state recently helped out a member that had lost his job and was piled up on medial and other overdue bills. While banks might have shunned this individual away, Spokane Media welcomed the member and lived out the “people helping people” philosophy to help get this member back on his two feet.
The member, Gary, aged 66, had recently lost his job as a dishwasher and had medical bills from a past injury. Gary was about to run out of his small unemployment benefits and social security checks that were coming in.
Staff at the Spokane Media FCU connected Gary to an assistance living center for those with disabilities and low-income. Gary now resides at this residence and even received a complimentary cell phone.
Since Gary is a Vietnam vet, Spokane staff contacted the Veterans Administration to get him a pension for his service. Three months later, Gary is receiving an extra $350 a month that goes towards his expenses.
What’s impressive is the staff at Spokane got Gary’s dentist to forgo most of his past due dental appointment bill, and chipped in for the rest! Wow! This is a great example of how credit unions put their members first. Great job to the staff at Spokane!
In addition, Gary was placed on the Food Stamps program and Meals on Wheels, which serves free lunch at his new residence.
Way to go Spokane Media FCU! What you did for Gary is amazing! You should be proud of yourselves. Keep living out the people helping people meaning of life!
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Spokane Media FCU employees go ‘above and beyond’ aiding member