Volt Credit Union raises $2,618.18 for the Connecting Grounds in Springfield
The cold snap and rolling blackouts in February resulted in a burst pipe that flooded the entire first floor, including the lobby at our headquarters location on Republic Road. This unfortunate event started a unique Paying It Forward campaign at Volt.
Loretta Roney, Volt president/CEO, could have just focused on the misfortune of what happened. Instead, she knew other people were also struggling during this time, including The Connecting Grounds, a group committed to serving the needs of the homeless and the underprivileged in the Springfield community. They were going through their own struggles with frozen pipes and desperately trying to help the homeless find warm places to stay during the dangerously cold weather.
Volt’s Pay It Forward campaign started on February 16 as part of our initiative to impact 85,000 people in our community. Volt matched all donations up to $1,000 to benefit The Connecting Grounds, raising $2,618.18.
Loretta, Vicki Owens (chief experience officer), and David Lovelady (marketing director), met with Christie Love, founding pastor of The Connecting Grounds Headquarters. During a tour of the facility, they learned the group assisted with basic medical care, haircuts, clothing, furniture for people getting their first apartment, and so much more.