SouthPoint Financial Credit Union participating in statewide Day of Kindness

SLEEPY EYE — Today SouthPoint Financial Credit Union joins 45 other Minnesota credit unions and partners dedicating an estimated total of 12,224 volunteer hours in 80 Minnesota communities with an estimated impact on more than 334,830 people.

Staff members from SouthPoint Financial Credit Union will spend the day volunteering at more than 25 locations in Sleepy Eye, Springfield, New Ulm, St. Peter, North Mankato and Hutchinson. Activities will range from walking dogs, packing lunches for students, calling Bingo and cleaning city parks to washing windows, serving root beer floats at nursing homes, random acts of kindness and sorting and cleaning clothes at a non-profit organization.

“CU Forward Day is an example of, and signifies, our commitment to the cooperative business model,” CEO Dick Nesvold said. “Monday is a day we can step outside of our every day jobs and deliver value in new ways in need areas to people in our communities.

CU Forward day is coordinated by the Minnesota Credit Union Network, the state trade association for Minnesota’s credit unions.

“The cooperative impact of credit unions is larger than each individual branch,” said MnCUN President & CEO Mark Cummins. “As not-for-profit financial institutions, credit unions work to improve the financial lives of individuals and communities. CU Forward Day is an opportunity for credit union staff to show the people helping people philosophy in action.”