WESTconsin Credit Union is collecting school supplies and monetary donations for families in need, August 1-11. Donations can be made at any WESTconsin Credit Union location and online at westconsincu.org. All proceeds will be delivered by WESTconsin Staff to local schools and organizations for distribution. Listed below are a few of the area schools and organizations:
Altoona Office | Altoona Compassion Coalition
Chippewa Falls Office | Lake Wissota Lions Club “Stuff the Bus”
Eau Claire Office | Boys and Girls Club of the Greater Chippewa Valley
Menomonie East Office | River Heights Elementary
Menomonie Downtown Office | Downsville Elementary
Menomonie North Office | Knapp Elementary
All items will be accepted along with monetary donations. This year marks the tenth annual school supply drive in which WESTconsin has been involved. Last year, the drive as a whole raised $1,237.52 and collected over 5,000 supplies.
The RCU Foundation gifted $34,000 to the Girl Scouts of the Northwestern Great Lakes (GSNWGL) for repair projects at Camp Nawakwa. The camp helps provide safe, affordable, and inspiring outdoor experiences for girls all year long. Approximately 8,200 Girl Scout members from seven Wisconsin counties use Camp Nawakwa facilities, in addition to many troops that travel from other parts of the state.
Ali Zaied, M.D., recently joined the Pulmonology Department at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Dr. Zaied completed medical school at the University of Jordan in Amman. He completed internal medicine residencies at King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan, and University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida.
Eau Claire Chamber
The Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce has more than 1,200 members.