Part of TFCU's mission is “to stimulate personal enrichment and community economic development”, which is why the credit union lives up to its promise and has donated over $24,000 to provide support to healthcare workers, service industry workers, local non-profit organizations, and local businesses. These donations help provide relief, resources, and economic support to the El Paso community during the COVID-19 crisis.
Donating Meals to UMC Heroes
Every day, healthcare workers across the globe selflessly give people the gift of health, healing, and second chances. In the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic, our healthcare workers have taken extraordinary measures to provide their communities with these same gifts under unprecedented circumstances.
Over the past several months, many people and organizations have joined forces in providing relief and resources to our health heroes, in the hopes of spreading joy and hope throughout our communities. On Thursday, May 14th, TFCU donated 250 meals from Rulis' International Kitchen to ICU doctors, nurses, and staff at UMC hospital in El Paso, Texas.
TFCU continues to provide support to healthcare workers, students, educators, and other organizations providing relief and resources to the El Paso community.
Feed the Frontline, El Paso
As testing for COVID-19 increases across the country, we see the number of reported cases on the rise. With this rapid influx of people in need of medical care, our frontline healthcare workers are facing unprecedented obstacles. We know how important it is for the physical well-being and emotional resilience of our healthcare workers on the frontline.
Earlier this year, in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, TFCU donated $5,000 to Feed the Frontline El Paso, a program, which raises money to support local restaurants while providing and delivering meals to healthcare workers across the city. This initial donation provided 535 meals to frontline healthcare workers at medical centers across El Paso.
As the border city continues to experience a rise in COVID-19 cases, TFCU again recognized the need for support to our frontline healthcare workers. “Now more than ever, actions like these mean the world to our team and we are so incredibly grateful,” said Nicholas Tejeda, Group CEO for The Hospitals of Providence.
On October 30th, 2020 TFCU donated another $5,000 to Feed the Frontline. This second donation provided breakfast meals to 2,400 healthcare personnel across four Hospitals of Providence campuses. The organization has raised more than $80,000 in donations and delivered over 8,000 meals to those affected by the pandemic this year alone.
The organization has raised $82,762 donated toward meals with a total of 7,524 meals delivered thus far and counting. With the help of your 100% tax-deductible donation, we can continue to directly impact local eateries and the well-being of our health heroes.
For more information and to donate to Feed the Frontline, visit www.feedelpaso.org today.
El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund
Words can’t describe the gratitude we feel toward the brave first responders of the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, outpatient physicians in our Sun City are experiencing a massive shortage in N95 respirator masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), such, as gloves, goggles, face shields, and hazmat suits. This protective gear is essential for our health heroes to safely and effectively see, test, diagnose and treat patients. The El Paso Community Foundation will match donations dollar for dollar to the El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund to get these supplies to our outpatient physicians and other healthcare providers in the El Paso County. TFCU has donated a total of $5,000 to help source and purchase this equipment for the El Paso Medical Heroes that are on the front lines during this pandemic.
To donate or for more information on the El Paso County Medical Society COVID-19 Masks and PPE Fund visit epcf.org/masks
Get Shift Done For El Paso
The California-based technology platform Shiftsmart and the El Paso Community Foundation have launched a program to hire displaced service industry workers. Through this program, displaced workers can pick up shifts at the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger local food bank by working shifts that pay up to $10 an hour. Since social distancing measures have taken place, the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger food bank has been experiencing a shortage of help, and is in need of volunteers and donations. The goal is to provide 40 daily shifts. The program hopes to grow from there, depending on the availability of donations. TFCU donated a total of $5,000 which will result in 500 hours of work for local service industry workers that have lost their jobs during these pandemic.
TFCU invites you to join us in aiding these initiatives through donations and /or volunteer work. To donate to Get Shift Done, visit epcf.org/getshiftdone
If you are a hospitality worker looking to apply for the Get Shift Done For El Paso initiative, download the APP and register for the El Paso area, to get started click here.
The Jazz Exchange
With the support of a 4,000 donation from TFCU, The Jazz Exchange has launched a Virtual Jazz Sessions series, where bands made up of multigenerational musicians from the Southwest region including, El Paso, Juarez, and New Mexico, perform original songs on Facebook and YouTube Live. The performances provide economic support to local musicians that have lost their jobs due to the pandemic.
In addition, the credit union provides a free meal from the local restaurants, once a week, to the 190 essential employees still working at TFCU locations. Over the past 7 weeks, TFCU has ordered meals from Rulis’ International Kitchen, Fruit Sense, Gorditas Lerdo, On the Grill, and Desert Oak Barbecue, for a total of 1,330 meals thus far.
Supporting Our Senior Citizens
The credit union recognizes how difficult it is for individuals over the age of 65 to continue daily life during this pandemic. TFCU made it a priority to individually reach out to about 5,000 of its members over the age of 65 to provide assistance with their accounts over the phone and eliminate their need for exposure.
TFCU encourages the community to join in support of these and other local efforts to keep the El Paso Strong spirit alive during these trying times.