“We are proud to build relationships within our communities and with our members, defending them, helping them find solutions for a better financial life. For us, it’s personal. We want to know “how can we best help you”, “what can we do for you?” “- Danielle Humphrey, Member Advocacy Manager
In an effort to further help the community, Electro Savings Credit Union is opening a new office at 3315 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters. With this opening, not only will residents of St. Peters have access to a more convenient branch, but the community at large will benefit as Electro Savings Credit Union expands its community relief efforts in the area. Everyone is welcome to visit the new St. Peters branch, have a drink at the branch’s new coffee bar and learn more about Electro Savings. The staff at Electro Savings in St. Peters pull out the welcome mat and ask you to stop by and “get to know us”.
At Electro you are in family
Nobody notices the normal. At Electro Savings Credit Union, they embrace “not normal” to help the community. Business practices such as competitive rates, higher returns, lower fees, and a more personal relationship (all without the big bank pricing) are the ‘non-normal’ approach that Electro lived through during the 80’s. last years. For Electro Savings Credit Union, members are not just a number, they are a family.
As a member of Missouri’s fastest growing nonprofit credit union in a multitude of categories – and recognized as a Better place to work in St. Louis – Electro employees truly experience a culture of family, collaboration and respect. It is the same culture that the company pays to its members, all with the goal of improving the financial way of life of the members.
At Electro, it’s personal. Managers, Member Services Representatives and Member Representatives work tirelessly to fully understand each member’s needs. These representatives then look after the members as if they were part of the family and find ways to meet their needs, whether it is working to pay the monthly bills, saving for retirement, buy a first home or simply relieve financial anxiety. Electro employees exist to do good in the community.
Popular programs that the credit union has launched in recent years to help the community include the following:
- Register to earn an account, where members could win monthly and quarterly cash prizes, just to save their own money.
- Kasasa Auto Loan, with your own “Resume® funds ”which gives you the confidence to prepay your balance knowing that you can tap into that extra money if you need it without penalties or fees.
- Lease-type auto loans (only better), tThe program makes it easy to upgrade to a vehicle you thought you couldn’t afford while paying less. And while most leases are for new vehicles only, with the rental type car loan (only better) you can finance a used vehicle as well.
- Text messaging to members, you have a question? Members can text their Electro representatives for quick and secure answers about their finances.
Help local communities and individuals to grow and prosper
The Power of Comm (unity) grants program, which challenges St. Louis members and organizations to submit project ideas of all sizes, supports local solutions to the needs of local communities. The 2021 grant recipients are Black Girl, Blue; boys hope girls hope; Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation; and Oakmont Townhomes in coordination with Adopt-a-Block and Cornerstone Realty.
Black Girl, Blue
The goal of Black Girl, Bleu is to provide a safe space for black women in Greater St. Louis and to ensure their mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health.
The grant that Black Girl, Bleu received will change the lives of many black women in the St. Louis area, said Sharee Silerio, writer, director, producer and founder / creator of the organization.
“From one-on-one therapy to weekly support groups and wellness sessions such as meditation, the funding supports quality of life and healing for women who need it most,” she said. “It is an honor to receive the grant, and I am excited about how much we can bring to life through it.”
Boys hope girls hope
Boys Hope Girls Hope of St. Louis operates a residential facility with comprehensive programming that supports the holistic growth of each academic, facilitating academic success, character development, and preparation for the transition to college and productive careers. The program also provides basic needs such as shelter, food, access to medical care and clothing.
“This grant has helped us remove that barrier to help our academics create a prosperous future for themselves,” said Executive Director Cassandra Sissom, MBA, LPC.
Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation
The Wellston Loop area is an underserved, low-income, predominantly African-American community. The fires destroyed many buildings already struggling with vacancy, neglect and deterioration. Almost every day, neighbors and families mourn the loss of young lives due to overdoses and violence.
The Wellston Loop project provides coordinated community clean-up and beautification days throughout the year and also serves as an income improvement project for residents.
“The Power of Comm (unity) grant from Electro Credit Union came to us at a time when we were struggling to maintain our momentum,” said Kim Jayne, Treasurer of the Wellston Loop Community Development Corporation. “Electro has provided hardware items like the mower, blower, lawn mower and gloves, as well as allowances for people who can’t afford to do much volunteer work since they’ve been working. We continue to find power in Comm (unity). We are very grateful!
Oakmont Townhomes in coordination with Adopt-a-Block and Cornerstone Realty
This grant will support additional resources in the Oakmont Townhomes tutoring center, such as computers, tablets, printers and tutors. The tutoring center will also offer adult classes to teach skills such as cooking and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
“We are happy to be a bridge and hopefully to start something bigger where we can connect our residents to additional educational and tutoring resources and students will remain supported, whether they choose to learn. virtual or in person, ”said Joy Weidner, community engagement coordinator for Cornerstone Realty.
Electro Savings Credit Union is truly a family. For more information on how to join the Electro team, visit their careers page. You can also find out more about Electro Savings Credit Union with their monthly information blogs.