WSECU Set to Match Funds To Homes First! on Giving Tuesday, December 3

Homes First puts Thurston County residents in safe, affordable homes to help get their lives back on track.


Submitted by Homes First!

RWRibbonCutting homes first Homes First! today announced that WSECU will match up to $2,500 in contributions to the nonprofit as part of #GivingTuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in support of providing affordable housing in Thurston County. #GivingTuesday inspires personal philanthropy and encourages bigger, better, and smarter charitable giving during the holiday season, showing that the world truly gives as good as it gets.

“We’re so excited and grateful!” says Homes First! Executive Director, Trudy Soucoup. “WSECU will help our supporters double their dollars and their impact this giving season and show that the holidays can be about not just giving but also giving back.”

Giving Tuesday celebrates how the Thurston County community can do more with their wallets than just shop – and that we can give as good as we get. You can give more, give better, give smarter when you join WSECU and show your support of Homes First!

The Homes First! partnership is being led by WSECU’s West Olympia Branch. It’s the result of an internal credit union competition for community engagement projects, led by staff. West Olympia branch employees selected Homes First! and presented their idea to the entire company. Their proposal to participate in #GivingTuesday was selected as a finalist.

“We’re excited to leverage our $2,500 and turn it into $5,000 for a great organization with the community’s support,” said Ann Flannigan, WSECU’s Vice President of Public Relations. “We are going to help donors double their dollars on December 3 with our match. It’s the perfect antidote to Black Friday and Cyber Monday.”

Those who are interested in joining WSECU’s #GivingTuesday initiative for Homes First! can visit the HomesFirst! webpage.  Contributions can be provided directly to the organization or be made at any local WSECUwomanandchild - homes first branch.

Learn more about the #GivingTuesday movement here.

Since 1990, Homes First! has provided affordable rental-housing in Thurston County. Homes First! Is proud to say that since that time, they have provided safe and decent rental housing for over 3,000 community members by creating and maintaining homes, supporting tenants, and developing a safer community.

WSECU is a member-owned credit union serving the people of Washington State. By banking with WSECU members create shared prosperity for themselves and their communities. For more than 50 years, WSECU has served public employees and their family members. Today, WSECU is open anyone in Washington who embraces the values of giving, sharing and supporting our communities. At WSECU, we’re all in. Learn more at


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