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Altura Supports Local Event to End Homelessness

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Sponsors 4th Annual ‘Walk to End Homelessness’ in Riverside

(Riverside, Calif.) May 18, 2017 – More than 400 people walked a two-mile route around a Riverside park on a recent drizzly Saturday morning to raise $35,000 in the “Walk to End Homelessness.” Riverside-based Altura Credit Union was a key sponsor of the 4th annual event. Additionally, Altura staffers and their families participated in the walk, and Altura handed out bottled water to walkers.

The city-sponsored walk focuses on creating awareness of homelessness and wellness programs in the city while also generating funds for programs that help people transition from the streets to stable housing. Registration for this year’s event was up over last year, raising expectations that the fundraising goal would be exceeded.

“This family oriented event was uplifting to be a part of,” said Tina Covington, Altura vice president of Business Development. “The people who participated in this walk are committed to making a difference in the lives of people in their community. Altura is proud that we could help.”

City officials report that Riverside spends about $1.1 million on homeless services, which are paid for by the city’s general fund as well as with funds from Riverside County and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money raised through the walk helps fill gaps in funding in order to provide individuals and families with the things they need to move to stable housing and obtain employment.

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Altura Vice President of Business Development Tina Covington was one of the Altura employees to hand out water bottles to walkers at the 4th Annual Riverside Walk to End Homelessness recently.

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves 117,250 Members, has $1.2 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.