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  • $36,000 from the Travis Credit Union Foundation Helping Thousands of Contra Costa County Families in

    January 04, 2021
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Contact:  Sandra Scherer, Executive Director, sscherer@monumentcrisiscenter.org or 925.222.6868
    $36,000 from the Travis Credit Union Foundation Helping Thousands of Contra Costa County Families in Need
    Concord, CA – Monument Crisis Center is grateful to our donors and supporters who helped us raise $18,000 and receive a matching donation of $18,000 from Travis Credit Union, through the Travis Credit Union Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Initiative. 
    The $36,000 received from the Travis Credit Union Foundation will allow Monument Crisis Center in 2021 to provide thousands of local families the nutritious food and basic essentials including toiletries, diapers and feminine products, all lifesaving supplies during this pandemic.
    “We are so thankful for the generosity of our supporters and generosity of the matching grant from the Travis Credit Union Foundation.  We feel very lucky to have many caring partners in the community.  The financial support from the Travis Credit Union Foundation will allow us to assist so many additional clients during this unprecedented crisis.  We need to be mindful that many of our neighbors are really hurting right now and demand continues to increase.  Donations like this and those from the community mean the world to us and to those that we are supporting,” said Sandra Scherer, Executive Director. 
    In the case with one local family with three children, who have been particularly affected during this pandemic, Monument Crisis Center has been a lifeline to them, by providing much needed food and essentials, along with educational programs for the children but as well as emotional support and compassion, something that this family really needed this year.  
    “The Travis Credit Union Foundation is grateful to the Travis Credit Union for matching donations made to our COVID-19 Relief Initiative. It is allowing us to make an even bigger impact in the community by doubling our donor dollars. Partner organizations like Monument Crisis Center are integral to the fabric of our communities and we value the work that they are doing, especially in the aftermath of COVID-19,” says Damian Alarcon-Young, Director/AVP, Community Relations at Travis Credit Union.
    If you too would like to support Monument Crisis Center, please visit their website at www.monumentcrisiscenter.org/donate or text MCC to 41-444.  
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    About Monument Crisis Center
    Monument Crisis Center is a family resource center dedicated to providing food, education, safety net services, tools and assistance, concrete referrals and resources for families, seniors and individuals in crisis situations, providing pathways toward health and self-sufficiency, and promoting community awareness of needs and available resources to at-risk, low-income Contra Costa County residents. MCC provides these services to more than 10,000 people a year.  For more information, please contact Executive Director, Sandra Scherer, Sscherer@monumentcrisiscenter.org, or visit their website at www.monumentcrisiscenter.org.  
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    About Travis Credit Union Foundation
    Travis Credit Union Foundation supports financial education, literacy and wellness initiatives and is the philanthropic arm of Travis Credit Union. The Foundation’s mission is to build financially empowered communities and its vision is to create philanthropic solutions for building sustainable financial wellness in communities for generations to come. 100% of funds raised go back to the community.  For more information about the Travis Credit Union Foundation and its COVID-19 Relief efforts go to www.TCUFUND.org