Allegacy Federal Credit Union Donates $10,000 To Pilot Mountain Fire Relief and Rebuilding Efforts
Allegacy Federal Credit Union
Winston-Salem, N.C., December 2, 2021 – Allegacy Federal Credit Union announced today a $10,000 donation to help with the recovery and rebuilding of Pilot Mountain State Park, which has burned over 1,000 acres in the past week.
Allegacy made the $10,000 donation to Friends of Sauratown Mountains, along with food and beverage donations to the Pilot Knob Volunteer Fire Department earlier this week.
“It is heartbreaking to see the images of Pilot Mountain on fire as many of our members and employees live, work and enjoy this beautiful area of our community,” said Cathy Pace, Allegacy President/CEO and Pilot Mountain native. “In the past few days, we’ve seen the wonderful community spirit rally behind the brave firefighters and to help begin the rebuilding efforts. We are honored to offer support and also encourage employees, members and other businesses to join us.”
Friends of Sauratown Mountains is an all-volunteer group dedicated to the support, protection and enjoyment of Hanging Rock and Pilot Mountain State Parks, the entire Sauratown Mountain range, and the adjacent Dan and Yadkin Rivers.
“These funds will have a tremendous impact on the park as we move forward with the recovery and restoration of Pilot Mountain,” said Debbie Vaden, Friends of Sauratown Mountains President. “We appreciate the generous donation and as a nonprofit, we rely on partnerships with businesses and community members like Allegacy to keep our parks and rivers safe and beautiful for our community and the many visitors who travel here.”
In addition to direct donations which can be made on the organization’s website, Vaden said they are also encouraging drivers to show their support by registering for a Pilot Mountain License Plate. This plate will generate a stream of annual income for Sauratown Friends to be used for projects not covered by the State at Pilot Mountain State Park.
For 54 years, Allegacy has helped its members, employees and the communities it serves be their best by helping people make smart financial choices. By doing right, Allegacy has become one of the largest credit unions in North Carolina serving over 165,000 members worldwide with almost $2 billion in assets and nearly $1.6 billion in assets under management in its financial planning group. With roots in Winston-Salem, Allegacy has 16 locations and nine high school student-run credit unions. Allegacy offers personal and business financial services to help a broad membership base including the employees, retirees and families of over 1,800 companies throughout the country. To learn more, visit Allegacy.org.