North Idaho Chapter of Credit Unions Donated $18,000 to Newby-ginnings
Posted by Andrew Kobialka on December 13, 2022
Last week, the North Idaho Chapter of Credit Unions donated $18,000 to Newby-ginnings which was highlighted in a recent Coeur d’Alene Press article:
The chapter chose Newby-ginnings as its beneficiary for the 2022 International Credit Union Day, celebrating Newby-ginnings during the chapter’s annual charity dinner event. Guest speakers that night were Nicole Sherman, COO of Numerica and Theresa Hart, founder and director of Newby-ginnings. Hart shared the story behind why she started Newby-ginnings and the tremendous impact her nonprofit has in the lives of local veterans and the community overall. Newby-ginnings provides basic necessities and household goods to veterans, active military and their families at no cost. Hart founded the nonprofit in 2013 in honor of her son, SPC Nicholas Newby, who was killed in action on July 7, 2011, in Iraq.
Josh Urbick, North Idaho Chapter of Credit Unions president, said he had high hopes for the evening, since around 70 people representing eight different area credit unions were present for the dinner, but he was blown away by the generous and enthusiastic outpouring from the room, as hand after hand shot up, pledging donations ranging from $50 to $5,000.
By the end of the evening, $18,000 had been raised – an all time record amount.
“While all of us credit unions are friendly competitors with each other, at the end of the day, we work together to make an impact in the lives of our members and communities,” Urbick said. “After all, that’s what it’s all about — people helping people.”