$50 for 50 Community Appreciation Gifts
Monday, July 20, 2020
During the Covid-19 crisis many unsung heroes have gone the extra mile to keep our community functioning. Police, healthcare workers, teachers, grocery store employees, restaurant workers, and many others have had to find new ways to provide their essential services safely. This process has been exhausting and stressful. We know we can't thank everyone who deserves our gratitude, but we set aside $2,500 to allow us to give fifty of these individuals $50 each as a token of our appreciation.
We asked our community to nominate individuals and organizations whose diligence and hard work during these difficult times deserves recognition. By the time the nomination period closed on June 26th we'd received dozens of heartfelt stories of gratitude and admiration. It was hard to narrow the list down to just fifty gift recipients. In the end, we all agreed that the giveaway provided a wonderful opportunity to take a break from the frustration and worry of the Covid-19 crisis. It was welcome relief to focus on giving thanks to all those who work hard to keep us happy, healthy, and safe. Whenever we finally get to the end of this pandemic, it will be thanks to the selfless, cooperative spirit of community members like these.
Visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pg/VermillionFCU/posts/ to see photos of all the gift recipients and read excerpts from their nominations!