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1st Financial FCU Supports Opportunities for Women, Their Families

1st Financial Federal Credit Union (Wentzville) created the Helping People 1st Grant to support non-profit organizations who are focused on housing, financial literacy, job training, or education efforts in the St. Louis area. In June, the downtown branch on Washington Avenue continued this support by working with Redevelopment Opportunities for Women (ROW).

ROW is a St. Louis-based non-profit that empowers low-income women and their families to build economic security and hope for the future. Their employees are dedicated to creating a foundation where women are able to develop the necessary skills and abilities to begin to take control of their lives. On July 1, 2015, ROW officially merged with the Family Resource Center in order to serve a larger portion of the St. Louis area.

To support ROW and raise donations for their programs, the downtown branch hosted a month-long bake sale and held a barbecue grill raffle. On Thursday, July 23, Downtown Branch Manager Karen Neel presented a check totaling $1,079.20 to Redevelopment Opportunities for Women. 

“Redevelopment Opportunities for Women is grateful to 1st Financial Federal Credit Union’s Helping People 1st Grant,” says Angela Schultz, Program Director for Redevelopment Opportunities for Women. “The check for $1,079.20, raised by the credit union’s members and staff will go a long way in helping us provide supportive, innovative services to women and their children in the St. Louis community. Thank you very sincerely for your support.”

For more information on Redevelopment Opportunities for Women, please visit http://www.row-stl.org/

Caption: Pictured are (from left) John Heithaus, Chief Development Officer at the Family Resource Center; Kathy Riggs, Teller for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union; Angela Schultz, Program Director for Redevelopment Opportunities for Women; Yolanda Fisher, Capacity Building Coordinator for Redevelopment Opportunities for Women; Sue Brush, Lead Teller for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union; and Karen Neel, Downtown Branch Manager for 1st Financial Federal Credit Union.