On a cold Friday morning in October, a team of United Way members joined over 100 staff and military of 19 Wing Comox to pull a Buffalo Search and Rescue plane 40 feet as fast as possible. I had no idea what to expect when I was asked to participate, but what I experienced was truly amazing.
It was a grueling task, even with the assistance of several base staff and military personnel. Regardless of the pain in our legs and lungs, it was an incredibly rewarding event to be involved in knowing that all the funds raised from our efforts would stay in the Comox Valley. Also, it was uplifting to witness the spirit and dedication by so many to this organization and community.
First Credit Union Branch Manager for the Comox Valley, Craig Keeping, has been a cabinet member with the United Way for over three years. He describes his commitment to the charitable organization a natural fit due to how our company values align with theirs and our shared commitment to investing in our communities that we serve.
To learn more about the United Way, visit them online: http://www.uwcnvi.ca.