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Greater Texas|Aggieland Boosted Community Volunteer Efforts in 2023

Austin, Texas, Feb. 1, 2024 – Employees of Greater Texas|Aggieland Credit Union demonstrated their unwavering desire to help others in the community by donating more than 1,500 hours of volunteer time last year, over 50 percent more than in 2022.

The credit union’s Greater Good campaign provoked a broad outpouring of volunteerism among employees supporting charities throughout Central Texas and beyond.

Nearly 120 employees took part in one or more Greater Good projects in 2023 that had a meaningful impact in the community. Many employees supported large initiatives such as the House that Credit Unions Built for Habitat for Humanity as well as smaller projects to benefit Healing with Horses, Tango Charities, Austin Disaster Relief Network, the San Antonio Food Bank, and Bastrop’s Empty Bowls campaign.

Besides volunteering, Greater Texas donated $205,000 to Greater Good charitable causes throughout the Austin metropolitan area, the Brazos Valley, Houston, Bastrop, and San Antonio.

“The Greater Good program is about meeting community needs and serving others,” said Howard Baker, President and CEO of Greater Texas|Aggieland Credit Union. “It gives employees the chance to make a positive difference in the community and be part of offering hope and touching lives beyond what they do in their daily work.”

Baker added, “Giving and serving is a major part of our culture and I am confident employees will continue to grow Greater Good to new levels of support. I am honored to volunteer alongside them as we work together to make a difference.”

           

About Greater Texas Credit Union

Greater Texas Credit Union, founded in 1952, is a financial cooperative that emphasizes community stewardship, charitable giving, and employee volunteerism through its Greater Good initiative. Together with its subsidiary, Aggieland Credit Union – which serves the Brazos Valley – the credit union offers a wide variety of consumer-oriented banking services to its 80,000 members across the state of Texas. Greater Texas has locations in Austin, Houston, San Antonio, Bryan-College Station, Edinburg, and the Dallas-Ft. Worth market with assets of nearly $1 billion.

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Picture 1: A group of Greater Texas employees volunteered at Healing with Horses in Austin. This ranch specializes in equine-facilitated therapy for people with disabilities, at-risk youth, and veterans. Learn more at https://www.healingwithhorsesranch.org/

Picture 2: Greater Texas employees helped build a house for Austin’s Habitat for Humanity dubbed the House the Credit Unions Built. This is the third year employees have built a home for the organization.

Picture 3: Aggieland Credit Union employees formed a trash patrol as part of the City of College Station’s Adopt-a-Street program. The group picks up trash along the roadside of Holleman Drive West four times a year.