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Piedmont Aviation Credit Union Supports Lowe’s YMCA

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

Since the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday came into being, the day has become a moment to reflect on the memory of Dr King, and the long journey toward fairness, justice and equality in our society. The holiday has also evolved into a day of national service. Across America, thousands upon thousands of people set aside time on Monday to make their communities a little bit better — and in these times of economic despair & uncertainty, shine a little bit of light into the darkness.  

Community service – service to others – is not unique to individuals of course. Companies are often in a terrific position to mobilize resources in an effort to bring about good. Piedmont Aviation Credit Union, like so many other credit unions, lives this ethic in their approach to community service.

PACU  has been a steady partner with the Lowe’s YMCA in Mooresville. The credit union made a generous $25,000 gift to the Y’s capital campaign. These funds were a building block in a larger strategy to bring a modern facility to this rapidly-growing community north of Charlotte.

But not content to simply give money to the Y and leave it at that, the credit union has also supported programs that improve the lives of others. The YMCA’s Summer literacy program, called Starfish Academy, has also received financial & volunteer support from the credit union.

As a result, hundreds of Mooresville-area first and second graders who were struggling to read received an opportunity to improve their reading and comprehension skills. 

Examples like these remind us that true community service and involvement is not so much an event as a way of life – for people and companies alike. And PACU, like so many credit unions in NC, sets a wonderful example of — as Dr. King would say — rising “above the narrow confines” throughout the year.