The Thanks a Million Initiative
We can’t thank our 88,000+ members enough for supporting Clearview Federal Credit Union. It’s been over 60 years since we were founded and 10 years since we switched to a community credit union, and we couldn’t have made it here without you. Of course we always want to tell you about our exciting new products and the improvements we’re making to the Credit Union, but once in a while we also want to drop everything and thank you for your membership. For entrusting us with your savings and for calling on us when you need a hand. For sharing with us your stories, wishes, goals and dreams. And for choosing us to help you get there.
Whether it was out in public or at a Clearview branch, we were happy to surprise our members with A Million Thanks! Because at Clearview, members matter.
Watch some of the ways we said THANKS to our members below:
JAIRUS – JUST ENJOYS HELPING PEOPLE
Jairus is a 21 year old from Beaver County. He recently completed 188 hours of training to attain his Firefighter 1 certification and currently volunteers with the New Brighton Fire Department. Jairus works for an HVAC repair company. He spends many days working his job, only to be followed with a night of fighting fires and helping others. On top of his duties at work and as a volunteer firefighter, Jairus also participates as a civilian in the Coast Guard, working river safety at the Pittsburgh Regatta and other events. Jairus does have a little time to enjoy personal interests, like his deep enjoyment of country music, but when asked why he decided to become a firefighter, Jairus said that he just enjoys helping people.
On February 23, 2015, Clearview Federal Credit Union went to visit Jairus at the New Brighton Volunteer Fire Department to show him how much his membership matters. Hopefully, Jairus was able to take some time out of his busy schedule to enjoy what we left with him!
ED – SERVED HIS COUNTRY, HIS WIFE AND A WHOLE LOT OF PIRATES FANS
Ed is an 83 year old Pittsburgh native, and knows the value of service. Having served our country in the Korean War in the early 1950s, Ed returned to Pittsburgh for a 40 year career in construction and mining equipment. When it became time to retire, Ed turned to his beloved Pittsburgh sports teams. He became an usher at PNC Park and the Civic Arena.
Sixty-three years ago, Ed and Whaneta were married. As Clearview Federal Credit Union was founded over 60 years ago, we recognize the dedication that these members have for each other. To celebrate Ed and Whaneta’s commitment of 63 years, Clearview showed them how much their membership matters by throwing a little party at our Brentwood Branch on their anniversary. But the thanks and celebration did not end there. With the help of Clearview, Ed threw a little Pittsburgh Pirates action of his own this summer!
SHANNON – MORE THAN JUST A DIAGNOSIS
Shannon was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2011, just a few months before her wedding. Instead of feeling sorry for herself, Shannon began raising money through charity walks, spaghetti dinners and other fundraising events for MS research. To date, she has personally raised nearly $20,000 for the fight to find a cure.
Shannon says that she is more than just a diagnosis and participates in local support groups to help people dealing with MS and other illnesses. She is not only a member of Clearview Federal Credit Union, but clearly a member of the greater community, giving back all that she can. To show Shannon just how much her membership matters, Clearview met up with her one evening after her work schedule to support her cause, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and thank Shannon with a surprise football package that she could have never imagined.
LISA – A LONG TWO YEARS
In October of 2012, Hurricane Sandy tore through the East Coast of the United States leaving $62 billion in damage. A large portion of that damage fell on parts of New York, including Lisa’s neighborhood. Lisa says that she and her husband lost their car, suffered major damage to their home and lost a lifetime of family keepsakes, but they consider themselves very lucky and are moving forward the best they can.
After two years, Lisa is still navigating the insurance system, government agencies and non-profits to complete the necessary repairs on her home. Lisa discovered Clearview Federal Credit Union as an employee of US Airways. She was familiar with the services at Clearview, but after becoming a member, never imagined the personal service she would receive from Clearview employees in a time of crisis. Lisa and her husband have sacrificed many luxuries in order to recover from this disaster – including their savings for a trip to Paris, France. Recognizing that Lisa could use a much needed vacation escape, Clearview showed Lisa just how much her membership matters.
WISHES DO COME TRUE
It’s been over 60 years since we were founded and 10 years since we switched to a community credit union, and we couldn’t have made it here without our members. To show that our members matter, we asked them to share their life stories and wishes with us. Random wishes were chosen and granted. On February 25, 2015, this unsuspecting member, George, came in to the Moon Township Branch of Clearview Federal Credit Union and made the most surprising transaction of his life!
OTHER WAYS WE’RE SAYING THANKS
Throughout our Thanks A Million Initiative, we caught up with unsuspecting members on many occasions in our branches and all throughout the community to surprise them with various tokens of appreciation. Our employees formed the Clearview Cash Crew and took time out of their days to find a total of 13 members at the Carnegie Science Center, Texas Roadhouse, Robert Morris University sporting events, Kuhn's Market and various Clearview branches and present them each with a $50 bill. Our Vice President of Lending personally called 20 lucky members to present them each with a $2,500 loan payment towards their outstanding balances with the Credit Union. A total of 30 members received free iPads® during visits to their local Clearview branch, and 40 random members were chosen from a raffle to receive two tickets to a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game. All of our surprises had one common purpose, to brighten members' days and remind them how much we appreciate them.