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We all know 2020 has been a year of struggles and changes. However, no matter what has come our way, this community continues to prove how amazing it truly is. We’ve seen incredible acts of selflessness by our Members and staff, and it’s made us proud to live and work here. First Source will continue to do our part to help this community and our Members no matter what challenges we face.

This year, we proudly provided 96 local Business Members a total relief of $6 million dollars through Payment Protection Program Loans. We were also able to help 127 Members with Emergency Relief Loan aid worth over $460,000. More recently, our Holiday Loans have helped over 600 Members with assistance totaling over $800,000, and counting.

In addition, we were able to give back to our community when they needed it most. 

Utica College Hockey Night - January 26th, 2020

In addition to helping Utica College Athletics, we raised $1,440 toward firefighting efforts in Australia.

The Project Fibonacci Foundation - February 11th, 2020

We granted the Project Fibonacci Foundation 10 local schools the opportunity to learn about drone safety. Teachers and students learned valuable life skills they could take back to the classroom and use in real world applications.

American Heart Association - March 7th, 2020

Proud to once again join our community in the fight against heart disease, Team First Source raised $2,500!

MVHS - April 30th, 2020

To thank our local, brave healthcare personnel, we made a much deserved food delivery to Mohawk Valley Health System’s St. Luke’s and St. Elizabeth’s campuses and Rome Memorial Hospital, feeding nearly 500 healthcare heroes!

Go Red For Women/Better U Class - June 10th, 2020 

We proudly sponsored this year’s inaugural American Heart Association Better U Class, where 12 women underwent a physical, mental and spiritual health journey and shared their experience with our community. We also took part in the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon, helping to raise awareness and aid for those locally fighting heart disease.

Utica Food Bank - July 10th, 2020

Member Business Financial Services, LLP offered to donate to local food banks in the credit union communities they serve with a match up to $1,000. We were thrilled to jump on board and turn that $1,000 into $2,000 for our local Utica Food Bank!

United Way of the Mohawk Valley - July 28th, 2020

We joined United Way of the Mohawk Valley’s annual Day of Action, painting over graffiti and helping to keep Utica city parks beautiful.

House of the Good Shepherd - July 29th, 2020

With remote learning and social distancing at the forefront this year, we helped offset costs for the House’s technological needs, enabling their students to successfully learn and communicate.

Connected Community Schools - August 28th, 2020 

With food currently being listed as the greatest need in our community, we aided the Rome Connected Community Schools program to provide approximately 40,000 desperately needed meals, benefiting students and families in the Rome area. 

The Ride For Missing Children/Miles For Hope - September 1st, 2020

In honor of those who are still missing, several First Source employees biked, ran, swam, walked and fundraised to support the efforts of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in keeping children safe.

Red Cross Blood Drive - September 24th, 2020

The Red Cross has been in desperate need of blood donations. First Source proudly sponsored their blood drive at MVCC in Rome. Thank you to those who were able to participate. 

International Credit Union Day - October 15th, 2020

In celebration of International Credit Union Day, we held a contest giving away 2 Chromebooks to Members in need. Both winning families were appreciative of being able to further their children’s remote learning education.

Stomp Out Cancer - October 21st, 2020

We were honored to be a sponsor for Mohawk Valley Health System’s Stomp Out Cancer virtual telethon, raising funds towards the purchase of a state-of-the-art Linear Accelerator that will be used locally to help destroy cancerous cells within the body.

United Way’s Hygiene Drive - October 31st, 2020

Our employees collected 513 Hygiene items including paper products, laundry/dish soap, body wash and much more that will benefit the following: Salvation Army Rome Food Pantry, Hope House Soup Kitchen, Foothills Ministry Food Pantry, and Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency Homeless Intervention Program.

ICAN Turkeys - November 25th, 2020

First Source was proud to help 245 ICAN families have full Thanksgiving dinners delivered to help make the holiday brighter. Monetary and food donations from many supporters made it possible to serve more families than before, during a year where the need was greater than ever.

Giving Tuesday - December 1st, 2020

Now more than ever, our community organizations need help. First Source once again proudly gave their employees $50 each to give to the charity of their choice for Giving Tuesday.

ICAN Christmas Families - December 2020

2020 marks the 11th year of giving back to the community by adopting families for the holidays through ICAN. This year we have adopted 5 Families and 29 individuals who will be able to open holiday gifts they may otherwise not have had the means to afford.

Banzai Financial Literacy - 2019-2020 School Year

We were able to provide many schools in Oneida and Herkimer with Financial Literacy curriculum, as well as in-class and virtual presentations by our experts in the field.

Members and Community First.

We are proud and honored to call this community our home. We will always do what we can to help our Members and community overcome obstacles, whether that be with solid financial planning and assistance, fundraising, raising awareness, or volunteering. Because we care.

This may have been the most important year helping those in need within our community. From those on the front lines of the pandemic to stocking shelters, we’ve never been more pleased to give back.