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Volume 3 | Issue 4 | April 2020
Our Mission: Providing financial solutions for every stage of life.
State of the Credit Union
A letter from our CEO, John Hirabayashi
Dear Valued Member,
As we begin the month of April, the amount of disruption created by COVID-19 is staggering unlike anything we’ve experienced before. The cumulative stress created by job losses, concerns over the spread of the virus, and disruption to daily routines are testing the limits for all of us. As we all face these difficult times, please know that the credit union’s top priority is taking care of our members and doing whatever we can to help ease the burden. With the challenges of this new world we live in, we have had to modify our operations in many different ways, including closing our lobbies and moving branch office operations to drive-thru only. I’d like to thank both our members and employees for their patience and support as we adapt to our new way of doing business.
Please take a few minutes to read the information contained in this newsletter about our special pandemic assistance programs to help you through this crisis. These programs include loan payment deferrals up to 90 days for mortgage and consumer loans, as well as a special Pandemic Assistance Loan. We are also keeping a close eye on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to identify ways we can help in making it easier for you to access these programs.
At Community First we know we’re all stronger when we work together. To have some fun and strengthen our commitment to members and community we’ve teamed up with our longtime partner, the First Coast YMCA, to provide a little relaxation and diversion during this time. Join us on Facebook as we launch a month-long series of FREE community events. In a time that is challenging for us all, we hope you enjoy these programs.
We will keep you up to date on our website with any changes that may arise. Thank you again for your membership and support. Working together we will all get through this. Please stay safe and stay healthy. ■
You Can Get Through This!
As we learn to navigate through these stressful times, we want you to know that we are here for you. That’s why we put together a list of things to help make managing your money easy right now.
Free Events with the YMCA
This month we are launching a series of FREE community events via Facebook Live. It’s easy to join the fun and anyone can attend simply by liking the Community First Facebook Page (like our page to get a notification). Each week we’ll host one yoga session and one kids activity both led by First Coast YMCA instructors.
FREE Budgeting Webinar
Did you know that money is one of the most commonly reported causes of stress? In order to improve our financial health, we must first learn how to manage all types of stress in our day-to-day lives. Take our Mindful Living moveUP module to learn how to better manage stress, so you can live happier and healthier!
Did we recently help save you money? Did our Mortgage Champions help you finance your dream home? Did you get a sweet new ride with one of our auto loans? We’d love to hear YOUR stories. Share your feedback and get featured on our social media pages ■