In their latest 2021 donation from EmployeesCARE, Credit Union West employees gave $5,257.50 to United Animal Friends, a nonprofit animal rescue organization. United Animal Friends was chosen because of its ongoing work to find forever homes for pets in Yavapai County.
United Animal Friends is a volunteer-based, non-profit group that provides resources and rescue services to animals and those who care for them in Yavapai County. In addition to finding homes for the animals, the group also operates influential programs such as low-cost spay and neutral procedures and a community pet food bank, and provides funds for emergency medical care.
Since its founding in 2003, United Animal Friends has placed more than 6,000 pets in loving homes, helped spay or neuter more than 20,000 cats and dogs, provided more than 400,000 pounds of pet food to families who couldn’t feed their pets, and funded more From 1,000 emergency veterinary services.
To support their efforts, Credit Union West leaders presented Jollyn Nusbaum, president of United Animal Friends, a donation check on December 29 at their Prescott branch location.
“This donation will help house, feed and care for countless pets in the coming year,” Nussbaum said. “We are so grateful to be able to continue to provide these services to the residents of Yavapai County and their pets.”
This charitable gift is made possible through the employee-funded Credit Union West program called EmployeesCARE. The program raises funds for a local nonprofit organization selected by employees each quarter. In 2021, President and CEO Karen Roach urged employees to increase donations and help nonprofits struggling amid the pandemic by providing their personal funds to match the program’s donation each quarter.
“I am very proud of our employees for continuing to take on this challenge throughout the year,” said Roach. “Credit Union West is honored to join United Animal Friends’ mission to help animals and their caregivers.”
This is the fourth and final donation from Credit Union West employees in 2021, totaling more than $18,000. Credit union employees hope to raise more money in 2022.
Anyone interested in donating or volunteering with United Animal Friends can find more information and resources at unitedanimalfriends.org.