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1st Financial FCU Raises Funds for St. Louis Crisis Nursery

1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville) continued its Helping People 1st Grant program in December by partnering with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.

The St. Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to the prevention of child abuse and neglect and provides emergency intervention, respite care and support to families in crisis. With five area locations, the Crisis Nursery accomplishes this through short-term care for young children in a safe and nurturing environment, community outreach and awareness, advocacy for children and families, and by offering resources for empowerment, ongoing support and parental education. More than 7,000 individuals were admitted to the nursery in 2014.

“We are incredibly grateful for our partnership with 1st Financial Federal Credit Union,” says Bonnie Define, Community Relations director of the St. Louis Crisis Nursery. "Through their charitable giving program 'Helping People 1st,' we are working together to save babies' lives, keep kids safe and strengthen families in our communities - one child at a time."

1st Financial Federal Credit Union took part in the annual St. Louis Crisis Nursery Adopt-A-Family program this holiday season by collecting clothing and toys for a family in the St. Louis area. Additionally, Hazelwood branch manager, Tanya Forsythe, toured the St. Louis Crisis Nursery North County facility. At the end of her visit, Forsythe presented a check totaling $500 to the St. Louis Crisis Nursery as part of the Helping People 1st Grant from 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.

The Helping People 1st Grant program gives 1st Financial Federal Credit Union employees the chance to highlight 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that actively work to help the St. Louis area by providing resources for housing, financial literacy, job training or education.

Caption: Pictured from left are Denise Wiehardt, program coordinator for th St. Louis Crisis Nursery, and Tanya Forsythe, Hazelwood branch manager for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.