AUSTIN, December 7, 2021 – As part of Greater Texas Credit Union’s dedication of its new headquarters, the credit union has donated $10,000 to Mobile Loaves & Fishes and the Austin chapter of the Salvation Army. Each charity will receive $5,000 to be used to support their homeless programs.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes feeds and provides shelter for the homeless. The group is developing the second phase of its Community First! Village, a master planned development that provides affordable, permanent housing for men and women who are transitioning out of chronic homelessness. The Community First! Village also provides community support through employment opportunities, easy access to public transportation, a community market, and health and wellness services.
The Salvation Army of Austin oversees three housing-focused shelters in Austin that provide an array of services to help transition people off the street into permanent housing. It also provides financial assistance for utilities and food, as well as life skills to help the homeless escape poverty, through rehabilitation, job training, and more.
“As an Austin-based institution, we have a responsibility to help provide for our neighbors in need,” said Howard N. Baker, President and CEO of Greater Texas Credit Union. “Homelessness in Austin is a clear and present problem that truly takes a village to address. The Austin Salvation Army and Mobile Loaves & Fishes deliver exceptional care and compassion for those making the transition from living on the street to self-sufficiency, offering real solutions that address the root causes of homelessness.”
Greater Texas presented Mobile Loaves & Fishes and the Salvation Army each with a check during the grand opening celebration of its new headquarters at 12544 Riata Vista Circle. Guests at the Friday event enjoyed live music and refreshments and took a tour of the facility.
Baker added, “We hope our donation to these two fine charities will help our homeless neighbors find a pathway that gives them hope and support so that they can overcome their challenges. We want to help them succeed”
The Salvation Army – Austin Metropolitan Area Command Corporate & Foundations Manager Audrey Vivar; Greater Texas Credit Union President and CEO Howard N. Baker II; Mobile Loaves and Fishes Engagement Steward Ed Travis.
About Greater Texas Credit Union
Greater Texas Credit Union, founded in 1952, is a financial cooperative that emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism through its Greater Good initiative. Together with its subsidiary, Aggieland Credit Union – which serves the Brazos Valley – the credit union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 80,000 members across the state of Texas. Greater Texas has locations in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Ft. Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.
Greater Texas Credit Union