San Dimas, CA - March 30, 2012
Christian Community Credit Union Donates $50,000 to American Baptist International Ministries for Missions Work
|Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO John Walling (right), and Board Chairman Dennis Endert (left), presents a $50,000 check to Ray Schooler, International Ministries (IM) Director of Development-Church Relations. The donation will support IM’s missions projects in Thailand.|
Community Credit Union donated $50,000 to American Baptist International Ministries (IM) for missions projects in Thailand. The contribution will support outreach programs to help women and children rescued from human trafficking; provide clean water, sanitation, and health resources; education and economic development, as well as pastoral and leadership training.
To date, Christian Community Credit Union’s "Cards that Give to Missions & Ministries” credit card program has given over $3 million to missions and ministry projects worldwide. The donation comes from a portion of the interchange income the Credit Union receives from fees merchants pay to card issuers. The amount is the second of three $50,000 donations the Credit Union committed to give to IM within three years.
"The partnership we share with Christian Community Credit Union enables us to accomplish more together for the cause of Christ,” says Ray Schooler, IM Director of Development-Church Relations. "Their support is making a huge difference in people’s lives around the world. Together, we are stronger and the results for the Kingdom are greater!”
"Supporting IM allowed us to live out the credit union movement’s philosophy of ‘people helping people,’” states Dr. John T. Walling, Christian Community Credit Union President/CEO. "Our members are helping change lives economically, socially and spiritually every time they use their credit or debit card for purchases. That’s what makes our cards so unique!”
The Credit Union also partnered with IM to offer the International Ministries Platinum Rewards Visa. For every new IM credit card approved, Christian Community Credit Union donates $50 to support IM’s global missions work. In addition, the Credit Union makes additional donations on everyday purchases using the IM card—at no cost to the cardholder.
With assets over $520 million, Christian Community Credit Union serves more than 29,000 members nationwide and around the world. The Credit Union has served the financial needs of Christian ministries, churches and their members for over 55 years.