The P.A.

A weekly address from Patrick Adams,
President of St. Louis Community Credit Union

Credit Unions And Enterprise Join Forces To Support CMN

On February 22nd, 2010, posted in: Uncategorized by

Hope remains the lifeblood of everybody.  You can’t live without it.  Hope keeps the candle lit.  And when we get everybody working in concert (in the name of hope) to help people who are less fortunate, it creates energy and thus the ability to achieve an unbelievable level of success.

Nobody argues with joining forces to help kids.  Children are our future and they (as much as anyone) should feel hope – especially those who are sick.  When the doctor’s news is a kick in the gut and those young people and the parents who love them are zapped of their hope, Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) kicks into gear.

CMN helps to fill the void of hope for those families who are suddenly stricken with the worries of their child’s illness.  This hope comes in many forms, and it’s heartwarming to see the credit union community join forces with a great business partner, Enterprise Car Sales, to raise money to support the families of sick children.

In the name of hope, I witnessed a bowling alley filled to capacity; where not a lane was available; where teams of five from credit unions all over the area slipped on rented shoes and rolled rented balls (most less than gracefully) in the name of fund-raising.  It was really something to behold.  Credit unions that compete at financial services during the week put down the gauntlet for a fun Saturday evening that was filled to the maximum with camaraderie and compassion.  As the clock struck midnight, CMN became the benefactor of thousands of dollars – all in the name of providing hope for families in our area.

Of course, St. Louis Community Credit Union had a couple of teams there.  Good bowlers, bad bowlers, young and old – it didn’t matter.  We were there for another reason: to raise money and the hopes of kids who have been dealt a bad hand.  Enterprise Car Sales staff was everywhere serving as gracious hosts and hostesses and peddling raffle tickets at a fever pace.  Good news…everybody in the room was buying big.  Very special thanks to Enterprise for footing the bill for much of the evening in order that the lion’s share of the money went directly to the intended party – the kids of Children’s Miracle Network.

Every time the call goes out from the great folks of CMN to the staff of my favorite credit union, there we are providing money, time, energy, and most importantly, hope.  These are some of the finest people I know.  They are hard working men and women trying to make a difference.  Their generosity is punctuated by their continued willingness to give.  They never cease to amaze me when it comes to providing hope.

I know what they make, and trust me, nobody’s getting rich – at least with money.  Hope on the other hand was everywhere in abundance.  That’s a good thing.

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