Souris Credit Union – Leadership Level
The Eastern Kings Health Foundation Board, represented by President, Gertie Campbell and Vice President, Ray McCormack (right), accepts a $20,000.00 Cheque from Paul MacNeill (left), General Manager of Souris Credit Union. This is the final installment of a five year commitment in the amount of $50,000.00, which is directed to support the purchase of Diagnostic Equipment. In addition to the $20,000.00, the Souris Credit Union was one of fifteen Credit Unions from across the county that secured an additional Concentra Bank $10,000.00 award for the Souris Hospital Equipment Drive.
The member-owned Souris Credit Union has long been a pillar in the community with a commitment to improving quality of life and building healthy communities.
Since 2009, PEI Credit Unions have donated more than $187,000 into the Island healthcare system as a part of the iCare program. Through this program, every time a customer uses a Credit Union MasterCard® the Credit Union makes a donation to local health care. This program has enabled Souris Credit Union to give generously and become a Leader in the People you know, Care you can count on campaign.
Paul MacNeil, Manager of the Souris Credit Union, says it’s in their mandate to give back to and support the local community. “Ensuring the health and well-being of Souris residents seemed to meet that criteria,” he says.
“If people continue to frequent Credit Unions when making financial decisions, we’re enabled to continue supporting the community in this way […] Money stays in the community and has a direct impact,” say MacNeill.
“Our Communities are built on several pillars including our rinks, churches, and hospitals. In order for our communities to thrive and be vibrant, we need to get behind and support those pillars,” says MacNeill.
When approached by the Eastern King’s Health Foundation to support this campaign, MacNeill said it was a clear decision. They recognised that Prince Edward Island, especially in Souris, there is an aging demographic that requires increasing and immediate attention. The board knew that supporting the People you know, Care you can trust campaign would be a meaningful way contribute to the community so everyone would benefit from, including the next generation.
“For us, it’s all about giving back to the community,” says MacNeill.