Vol­un­teers get time off, $500 for char­ity


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Am­plify has made giv­ing back and vol­un­teer­ing a pri­or­ity. Last year, the credit union adopted two Sea­son for Car­ing fam­i­lies. James Fer­gu­son was given a day out with bowl­ing, a movie and lunch while his apart­ment was made over. Lloyd and Bertha Jack­son and their great-grand­son Kevon were given ma­jor home re­pairs and home fur­nish­ings.

“It gets us out into the com­mu­nity,” McCoy said. “We had so many more vol­un­teers from the credit union than we could have fit in the house. It shows how we want to give back in the com­mu­nity.”

Am­plify also gives all of its em­ploy­ees 40 hours of paid time off for vol­un­teer­ing in the commu- nity. Em­ploy­ees who do the full 40 hours are also given a $500 do­na­tion for their char­ity of choice. Each year, the credit union also rec­og­nizes those em­ploy­ees.

“When you hear about what peo­ple do, it makes you feel bet­ter about where you work,” McCoy said.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Tracy Jack­son or to help with one of her wish list items, con­tact Meals on Wheels and More at 476-6325 or Meal­sonWheel­sand­more.org.

To find out about adopt­ing an­other Sea­son

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