TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“Show Us Ya Got Heart” is the theme of the fund-raising campaign Grow Financial launched at the beginning of this year to support the American Heart Association (AHA) of Tampa Bay. To date the employees and members of the Credit Union have raised a total of $18,000.00 to assist with local research and treatment programs.
“To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.”
Throughout the year, employees at the Grow Financial corporate office and in the branches sponsored a number of activities to raise money, including bake sales, golf tournaments, jeans day passes, and a 50/50 raffle, all leading up to the 2012 Tampa Bay Heart Walk on November 10 at Raymond James Stadium, in which more than 116 employees and members participated.
“I was very impressed by this year’s fundraising efforts throughout our corporate office and 19 branches,” said Katherine Peterson, AVP/Human Resources for Grow Financial. “This year we broke the record of the most money raised, along with the most participants in the walk, which sets the bar very high for next year. I am extremely proud of our organization and looking forward to next year’s campaign.”
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is today one of the world’s premier health organizations, and every year, more than 4 million volunteers join AHA in support of its mission: “To build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.” Learn more at www.heart.org
About Grow Financial
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, Grow Financial Federal Credit Union was established in 1955 and now ranks as one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, with 19 branches and $1.8 billion in assets. Originally founded to provide a safe place to save and borrow money for the military and civilian personnel of MacDill Air Force Base, Grow Financial has since expanded membership beyond its traditional affiliation to include the employees of 1,100 local businesses. Today, the Credit Union serves more than 156,000 members throughout its five-county market area in Tampa Bay.