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Washington has a legacy of welcoming refugees and fostering their aspirations and goals. Seattle Credit Union is proud to be part of this history as a financial institution that extends support for all of our neighbors, including those who have been here and those recently arrived. Our Community Relations and Public Affairs department engaged with the International Rescue Committee when we learned they were welcoming Afghan refugees who needed a more permanent financial solution than pre-paid cards. Since then, our partnership has strengthened over time as we have continued to collaborate on projects with a shared vision of supporting newcomers to achieve economic wellbeing.  

The International Rescue Committee (IRC) is a global humanitarian aid organization whose mission is to help people affected by crises to survive, recover, and rebuild their lives. The IRC provides emergency assistance and long-term support to people who have been displaced by war, climate crises, or persecution. Most recently, the IRC has been working here in Washington and in Europe to help Ukrainians seek asylum. More than 6.5 million Ukrainians have been displaced since the war with Russia began. Seattle Credit Union stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

“Our partnership with IRC is key to helping Seattle Credit Union achieve its vision of being Seattle’s Partner in Growth and Prosperity. We believe that everyone deserves a chance to have a bright future, and this includes people who are displaced and are looking for refuge. We are proud to provide IRC clients with the basic needs of financial services,” Richard Romero, CEO of Seattle Credit Union.

Seattle Credit Union has built a meaningful relationship with the International Rescue Committee that has allowed us to uphold our core values and work closely with people leaving their homes from regions across the world. Now, we are calling on you to join us in supporting the IRC’s work of resettling refugees with dignity. 

Please join us in supporting the International Rescue Committee’s work with a meaningful gift today. We appreciate your partnership in these efforts and we will match donations up to $10,000.

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