HCU Community Work Day

HCU holds 2nd annual Community Work Day

Oct 15, 2019

All Heartland Credit Union branches were closed on Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day, but the staff of HCU was hard at work in their communities. Ninety-eight staff members took part in the 2nd annual HCU Community Work Day, taking on community improvement projects in Hutchinson, Haven, Newton, and Wichita.

The day began with a light breakfast and then staff members dispersed to their projects for the day. In Hutchinson, staff painted a house for Interfaith Housing and Community Services, painted at the Boys and Girls Club and Elmdale Senior Center, helped with clean up at Reno County Head Start and the Hutchinson Animal Shelter, and volunteered at the Et Cetera Shop, Carey Park and Dillon Nature Center. Our Haven staff worked with USD 312 on a painting project and playground cleanup. The Newton staff volunteered at SafeHope and then helped clean up Downtown Newton. Finally, our Wichita staff assisted the Arc of Sedgwick County prepare for their upcoming Christmas display.

“HCU is committed to the communities we live in,” said Michelle Waln, VP of Culture. “Community Work Day is a way for HCU and our staff to give back to their communities, serving them as more than just a financial institution.”

The day’s activities were organized by Waln and the HCU Building Leaders team members. Building Leaders is a program designed to develop leadership skills within HCU staff. This year’s project was to organize Community Work Day. The calendar has already been marked for our 3rd annual Community Work Day on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020.

Click here to view a photo gallery of the community volunteer projects.