MECU: Making a Difference
Members Exchange Credit Union is involved in several community events and regularly donates time and money to a variety of causes. In the past, our members, employees and volunteers have raised thousands of dollars for local charities in support of our community.
Here are just a few of the worthy organizations receiving support from Members Exchange Credit Union:
The March of Dimes
Members Exchange began supporting the March of Dimes in 2003. Each year the credit union has special fundraising projects to raise money for this very special charity. Employees also participate in the annual March of Dimes walk, March for Babies. The walk is held annually, and many MECU employees participate who have been personally touched by their mission. The walk also raises awareness for the issue of premature births.
Children’s Miracle Network
For many years, Members Exchange Credit Union has sponsored the Children’s Miracle Network and has raised thousands of dollars for CMN. Children’s Miracle Network consists of 170 hospitals serving kids 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Batson Children’s Hospital at the University of Mississippi Medical Center is a local member of the Miracle Network and works closely with its partners to raise money to help sick children.
The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program
Members Exchange tries to make the holidays a little brighter for needy children throughout our local community by taking part in this wonderful program of the Salvation Army. Every year during the holidays, the Salvation Army supplies MECU and other sponsors with tags listing a child’s name, age and a few items they want for Christmas. We hang our tags on the Christmas trees in each of our locations, enabling employees and members to choose a child to sponsor. This program has been tremendously successful for many years. Children all over the state have benefited from the generosity of these sponsors.
Mississippi Blood Services
Members Exchange holds periodic blood drives for Mississippi Blood Services. There is always an urgent need for blood among the area’s healthcare providers. MECU is proud to support and raise awareness of this worthy organization and the countless lives their services help save each and every day.
Stewpot Community Services
Members Exchange raises money and accepts donations during the holiday season for Stewpot Community Services. In addition, MECU employees often volunteer their time to help serve at Stewpot.
Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA)
MORA is an independent, not-for-profit organ procurement organization (OPO). Members Exchange provides incentives to employees to become a registered organ donor and for those that are already registered. Member education is provided by MORA. Periodically, MORA visits each branch. They set up on-site registration tables and provide material on how to become a registered organ and tissue donor. Organ, eye and tissue transplants offer patients a new chance at healthy, productive and normal lives and return them to their families, friends and communities. Please visit the MORA website to register as an organ and tissue donor.