Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser Assists Local Military Vets and Their Families
(Riverside, Calif.) July 10, 2018 – As part of recent Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, four members of Altura Credit Union’s leadership team literally went “Over the Edge” of Riverside City Hall, rappelling down the 123-foot building to raise funds for programs that serve local military veterans and their families.
About 60 people took part in the third annual event, including local city officials, as well as civic and business leaders. Team Altura this year included Eugene Kim from the Board of Directors, Chief Lending Officer David Constantino, Assistant Branch Manager Cristina Sanchez and Member Service Representative Christopher Rolston. Altura also was a “Gear Sponsor.”
“This is such a fun event. And it rallies the community around this good cause,” said Constantino. “Adding this adventurous element is a unique way to get people interested in participating and donating, and Altura is proud to be a part of it again this year.”
Constantino added, “It’s especially important for Altura to contribute to our community at large, especially those who have served our country. Our membership includes active and retired military and government employees, making this Habitat for Humanity event particularly relevant for us.”
In addition to the $1,000 each participant must pledge, the organizations of participants often solicit funds from employees and customers. Other funding comes from corporate sponsors. Last year’s event raised nearly $90,000.
Photo Caption: Team Altura
Altura Credit Union fielded a team to rappel down the side of Riverside City Hall to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity’s local programs for military vets and their families. Team Altura included, from left, Board Member Eugene Kim, Member Service Rep Christopher Rolston, Assistant Branch Manager Cristina Sanchez and Chief Lending Officer David Constantino.
Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves more than 123,000 Members, has $1.358 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County. Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit www.alturacu.com, or call 1-888-883-7228.