Mountain Credit Union staff and members step up for two causes

October 10, 2017

Mountain Credit Union staff and members have recently answered the call in a big way to raise money for two great causes. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation Disaster Relief Fund have benefited from these efforts.

On a beautiful early autumn day in the mountains, the credit union’s “Tee It Up For Diabetes” Golf Tournament was held on September 27th at the Lake Junaluska Golf Course near Waynesville, NC. Proceeds from this tournament totaled $9,000.00 and will benefit the Greater Western Carolinas Chapter of JDRF. “It was a great day and a great success,” said Dana Thompson, Mountain CU’s Marketing Director. 
“We appreciate all of our players & sponsors who helped us give this donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!”

Simultaneously, Mountain Credit Union challenged it’s staff and members with a $2,500.00 donation match for Hurricane Harvey relief. This was part of a statewide effort spearheaded by the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation and was later expanded after the more recent storms. “The response was overwhelming which is not surprising coming from the credit union industry,” shared Lauren Whaley, Foundation president. 
“We truly appreciate Mountain CU pushing out the message to their employees and even their membership and we’re grateful to everyone that wanted to lend support to those affected.” 

Mountain Credit Union staff and members donated $4,310.00 of their own funds and with Mountain Credit Union’s donation match of $2,500.00, a total of $6,810.00 was given to the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation for hurricane relief. Other donations collected in the branches included water, non-perishable foods, household cleaning and first aid items.

For more information or to find out how you can get involved in any future fundraising efforts, simply email

Mountain Credit Union currently has eight branch offices located throughout Western North Carolina and serves anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Macon, Madison and Swain Counties of North Carolina. For more information, please visit

Photo 1: Some of our volunteers & our “Tee It Up For Diabetes” Ambassador – Evie Meiners

Photo 2: Mr. & Mrs. Hawkins making their Hurricane Relief donation at our Franklin Office w/ Stephanie O’Neil