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PenAir Employees Donate $5,000 to The Lighthouse Through #JeansForCommunerosity Program

Pensacola, Fla. (November 18, 2021) – The employees of PenAir Federal Credit Union presented $5,000 to The Lighthouse on Friday, November 12, 2021. The Lighthouse is a non-profit agency that provides domestic violence services within Baldwin, Monroe, Conecuh and Escambia counties in addition to sexual assault services Baldwin and Escambia counties, Alabama.

“The Lighthouse’s mission is personal for the employees of PenAir. For the second year in a row, PenAir has donated in loving memory of Katherine Clark”, says Stacie Dice, Digital Marketing Strategist and Communerosity Co-chair. “Katherine was a beloved team member of the PenAir family for 4 years and we are grateful for the opportunity to present this check in her memory.”

PenAir’s Jeans for Communerosity® (J4C) program is an employee-driven fundraising effort to give back to those in need in the community.  Each year, employees nominate and vote for local nonprofit organizations to be recipients of this philanthropic program. Funds are raised through payroll deductions, J4C days, and J4C t-shirt sales. PenAir matches employee contributions and divides them equally among the ten selected charities for the year. Through J4C, PenAir employees have given more than $340,000 since the program began in 2013. By the end of 2021, more than $390,000 will be given back to help make an impact in the communities we serve. If you would like to learn more about PenAir’s employee funded Jeans For Communerosity program, please visit our website at penair.org/Communerosity.

“The funding received will be used to support daily operations of our shelter and outreach facilities in addition to other direct services for victims and survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence,” says Rhyon Ervin, Executive Director for The Lighthouse. “Additionally, receipt of funds from PenAir will help us demonstrate support of our mission and services from the community and help provide a 20% cash match which are both required in order to secure much of our grant funding.” To learn more about The Lighthouse, the services they provide and ways you can help, visit thelighthouseabeacon.org.

About PenAir Federal Credit Union

At PenAir Federal Credit Union, respect is a guiding principle. As the largest and oldest credit union headquartered in Pensacola, Florida, with $2.3 billion in assets PenAir is dedicated to enhancing lives through exceptional service, strength, and financial solutions. With 13 locations in Northwest Florida and Southeast Alabama combined with online and mobile banking, we provide worldwide reach. PenAir is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial institution, serving the community and enhancing lives since 1936. For more information, visit penair.org.

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