Langley Federal Credit Union Grants $125,000 to 14 Non-Profit Agencies

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NEWPORT NEWS, VA. – (February 5, 2021) – Langley Federal Credit Union granted $125,000 to 14 non-profit agencies throughout Hampton Roads in the first quarter.

Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia, one of the organizations to receive a grant, brings wish kids renewed hope amidst the uncertainty and fear of receiving a critical diagnosis. Research shows that children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness.

“We are beyond grateful for Langley Federal Credit Union’s unwavering support and commitment to granting wishes that bring lasting hope to children and families in the communities they serve,” said Kiley Elward, regional development officer for Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.

Make-A-Wish has always been committed to ensuring that no child waits even one unnecessary day to experience the hope and joy that a wish brings, and they have remained steadfast in their mission through the challenges of COVID-19.This grant will fund two pending wish requests in Newport News.

Hampton Roads Pride also received $5,000 to support the 2021 virtual Pridefest. The 2021 PrideFest Series Events will offer live-streamed and pre-recorded educational outreach programming, panel discussions, inclusive virtual connection events, and VIP in-person events that adhere to public health safety guidelines.

In addition to Pridefest events, Hampton Roads Pride provides year-round educational programming promoting inclusive communities, distributes meals to those in need, and awards scholarships to the next generation of innovative LGBT leaders.

Organization Grant Amount
American Heart Association $10,000
American Red Cross of Coastal Virginia $10,000
Colonial Virginia Council Boy Scouts of America $10,000
Fear 2 Freedom $10,000
Habitat for Humanity South Hampton Roads $5,000
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula & Greater Williamsburg $10,000
Hampton Roads Community Action Program $10,000
Hampton Roads Pride $5,000
Junior Achievement of Greater Hampton Roads $10,000
LGBT Life Center $10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Virginia $10,000
Union Mission $15,000
Virginia Beach Justice Initiative $5,000
Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads $5,000

Langley Federal Credit Union has a long history of community involvement and charitable giving dating back to the founding of the credit union in the 1930's. With a commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves, Langley for Families Foundation was launched in 2014 to support causes and charities benefiting children and families.

Langley Federal Credit Union is a federally-chartered credit union, regulated and insured by the National Credit Union Administration. Langley Federal Credit Union serves more than 285,000 members and has more than $3.6 billion in assets, ranking the financial cooperative as one of the 100 largest credit unions in the country. Langley is a full service financial institution where everyone can save, borrow, and spend wisely. Located in Hampton Roads, Langley has 19 branches and more than 55,000 surcharge-free ATMs throughout the region. For more information, visit www.langleyfcu.org.

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