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BBQ Bash: July 19

We’re having a BBQ, and you’re invited!

Join us July 19th @ SW 1st & Yamhill between 11am and 2 pm for…

  • Free hot dogs & shave ice (while supplies last)
  • A chance to meet some of our partners (including Auto Solution & more)
  • Free eBike test drives (courtesy of Pedego Portland)
  • Free trade-in vehicle evals (courtesy of Enterprise Car Sales)
  • Raffles, goodie bags, and more!

Not a member? Not a problem. All are welcome!

Already a member? Great! Bring your friends, family or co-workers and spread the word about how great USACU membership really is!

Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/452313701808925

Campaign Wrap Up : Feet of Fall

Final donation of $2,514.40 to JOIN

 

Through generous donations from members and staff, plus a matching gift from USAgencies AND a $1,000 gift from Enterprise Car Sales, we were proud to present a pile of socks and these monetary contributes to our friends at JOIN.

Thank you to everyone who helped make this campaign a huge success.

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USACU Staff Volunteer at JOIN

A press release

PORTLAND, OR. — With Portland rental housing prices increasing at over 6 times the rate of fixed income raises, a downtown Portland credit union stepped up to help a local organization in its mission to provide solutions for the city’s homeless and housing-challenged population.

Staff and family members from USAgencies Credit Union spent Saturday, October 17 sorting donated clothing and organizing winter shelter supplies at JOIN, a Southeast Portland-based non-profit that serves the city’s homeless population. While JOIN works to find permanent housing for the homeless, it also provides critical short term services such as showers, mail pick-up, blankets, socks and other cold weather gear. JOIN serves an average of 200 people each week.

“We’re lucky to have USAgencies as a partner in the fight to end homelessness,” said Sydney Linden, JOIN Development Manager.

“Unfortunately, the economy hasn’t recovered in Portland like it has some areas of the country,” Linden continued, noting that many families could be just one unforeseen expense away from homelessness.

USAgencies CU’s day of “giving back” coincided with International Credit Union Day, celebrated worldwide each October to recognize the community impact of credit unions, which are member owned cooperatives.

In addition to contributing a day of labor to JOIN, USAgencies CU in partnership with Enterprise Car Sales, collected cash and warm socks during a six-week long campaign.

“In the credit union community, we live the people helping people philosophy. It was rewarding, on International Credit Union Day to help JOIN prepare for the coming winter by collecting goods that they need and helping them to organize their resources,” said Jim Lumpkin, President and CEO of USAgencies CU.

Facebook Post - JOIN Volunteering

 

JOIN : Annual Blueberry Adventure

What JOIN does:

From over 20 years of doing this work, JOIN recognizes that homelessness is isolating and alienating, and that people who move back into permanent housing often have trouble re-building community. 

JOIN strives to combat this isolation by offering numerous opportunities every month for newly housed people to visit scenic areas, attend activities and classes, volunteer, and re-build healthy peer networks.

Annual Blueberry Adventure:

Every year, one of JOIN’s long-time volunteers invites a group of 50 JOIN friends to her blueberry farm in Hood River. 

JOIN friends spend the day picking blueberries, playing in the pool, and enjoying the clean mountain air.

Support JOIN – Feet of Fall Campaign:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

As part of the sale this year, we’re giving back. Here’s how:

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

JOIN : words from Sheila

About JOIN:

JOIN has received 8 consecutive 4-Star Ratings from Charity Navigator, the nation’s largest and most respected charity evaluator.

This places JOIN in the top 1% of charities rated in terms of sound fiscal policy and management.

JOIN’s model is incredibly cost-effective, with lower per-day costs than shelter and less positive responses to homelessness like jail and emergency hospital stays.

Words from Sheila:

“Having our own place has been amazing. We’re so grateful to JOIN for letting us have our own space, where we are free to wake up early for work, or sleep in if we want to.”

“Last night I was up until midnight watching Golden Girls! It’s nice to have people in your corner who want you to do well and give you the opportunity to succeed.”

“He’s been working a ton and paying our own way for a while now, but we wouldn’t be here without that initial boost at the beginning.”

– Sheila. Animal rescuer, Lucille Ball fan, and grandmother.

Support JOIN – Feet of Fall Campaign:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

As part of the sale this year, we’re giving back. Here’s how:

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

JOIN : Sarge’s Story

What JOIN does:

Veterans make up 12% of the total street population in Multnomah County. Multnomah County is committed to ending Veteran’s Homelessness, and in service to this goal, have established a robust set of partners and resources to meet the needs of our former service men and women who are sleeping on the streets of our community. 

JOIN is a key partner in this effort. JOIN will continue to do, as we have always done, engage homeless Veterans and help them transition into permanent stable housing.

Sarge’s Story:

Sarge is an Army National Guard Veteran who retired under honorable circumstances after 20 years of service to his country. Without the structure of the Army, he struggled to live well and became homeless, as so many Vets do. 

Sarge was homeless for 20 years when he met one of JOIN’s Outreach Workers and was able to transition back inside.

Support JOIN – Feet of Fall Campaign:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! 

Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

As part of the sale this year, we’re giving back. Here’s how:

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.

JOIN : words from Mandy

What JOIN does:

JOIN operates with the belief that it is the homeless person him or herself who must be the agent of change, not the social worker or agency.  JOIN leverages the strengths, talents, and dreams of the people we work with to help them break the cycle of homelessness and return to permanent housing.  This means listening to people and walking beside them as they navigate a return to safe, stable, and sustainable housing.

Words from Mandy after celebrating her another year of sobriety with her JOIN Retention Worker, Colleen:

“I’m proud of my story because everything that I’ve been through has made me who I am today. I’m happy that my stress right now is coming from my Business Communication class, and that I have things to look forward to like getting married next month and earning my degree! I was pretty much homeless for twenty years, after I started using hard drugs at age 12. I didn’t have any self-respect or pride back then; everything was unconscious decision making to feed my addiction. My apartment changed how I view myself and gave me the control to say “No” to old influences. I’m proud of who I am and the work that I’ve put in to get here.” –Mandy, Business student, artist, and mentor.

Support JOIN – Feet of Fall Campaign:

GET 1.00% APR OFF ALREADY LOW RATES^

Each Fall, USAgencies partners with Enterprise Car Sales for a stellar deal – it’s that time of year again! Now through October 31st, enjoy 1.00% APR^ off our auto loan rates when you purchase a vehicle through Enterprise Car Sales.

As part of the sale this year, we’re giving back. Here’s how:

^APR = Annual Percentage Rate. 1% off current rate offer is offered to qualified USAgencies Credit Union members by USAgencies Credit Union. Offer valid for terms up to 72 months. Current rate will vary based on credit worthiness and terms. Financing for qualified USAgencies Credit Union members. Offer valid only on Enterprise Car Sales vehicles purchased from 09/14/2015 – 10/31/2015. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer.