Saint Louis, MO – Together Credit Union has delivered 1,200 N95 particulate respirator masks by 3M to the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Taskforce and 100 additional masks to Abbott EMS. Healthcare workers at BJC HealthCare, SSM Health, and St. Luke’s Hospital, and Abbott ambulance technicians will benefit from the donation.
“Our business continuity team discovered a surplus of N95 masks, which we knew immediately could be a great benefit for medical professionals fighting the COVID-19 virus on the front lines,” said Pier Alsup, Chief Community Engagement & Social Responsibility Officer.
According to the mask’s producer, 3M, “Global demand for supplies used by our customers to treat and help protect people, such as respirators, is currently exceeding supply. 3M expects demand for respirators to outpace supply for the foreseeable future.”
As of April 13th, there have been 4,388 confirmed cases and 114 deaths from COVID-19 in Missouri, with St. Louis City and St. Louis County accounting for over half of each.*
“St. Louis is the most affected region in Missouri by the COVID-19 pandemic. Together Credit Union is committed to the important role we play in individuals’ lives and the communities we serve, and we are proud to support and thank the medical professionals who risk exposure daily in their vital role caring for patients,” added Alsup.
To show thanks for medical professionals in the St. Louis region, Together Credit Union is also a proud partner in the Kindness Meals STL initiative. Led by Park Central Development, Kindness Meals support emergency center staff and local businesses. Meals are made by local restaurants and delivered to ER front-line teams at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital and Saint Louis University Hospital seven days a week.
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About the Credit Union: As a member-owned, community-focused, not-for-profit financial institution, the Credit Union offers a comprehensive list of banking products and financial services at 27 branches nationwide and through 24/7 Member resources and amenities. In addition, Members can access their accounts and perform transactions at more than 5,600 shared branch locations and self-service shared branch express terminals, as well as more than 30,000 surcharge-free ATMs, through the CO-OP Shared Branch Network in all 50 states.
With more than $1.82 billion in total assets and 132,000 members nationwide, Together Credit Union is named a 2019 Best Credit Union in Missouri by Forbes Magazine and ranked as a “Top 150,” credit union in the U.S. The credit union was also chosen as a 2019 Corporate Philanthropy honoree by both the Credit Union National Association and the St. Louis Business Journal.