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Billings-Area Credit Unions Improves Opportunities for Big Sky Senior Services Through $10,000 Donation


Billings-Area Credit Unions Improves Opportunities for Big Sky Senior Services Through $10,000 Donation
The Midland Empire Chapter of Credit Unions recently donated $10,000 to Big Sky Senior Services (BSSS) to support the organization’s mission of empowering and protecting seniors in the community. These funds were in addition to each credit unions’ efforts in raising money for BSSS’s 25th annual Rubber Duck Regatta, an annual fundraising event to prevent elder abuse. 
“As credit unions, it is our goal to help and support the people and organizations that do so much for each of us,” said Brandon Scala, President of the Midland Empire Chapter of Credit Unions. “Big Sky Senior Services is a vital organization that prioritizes one of our most vulnerable populations, and we are proud to assist them in any way that we can. We look forward to being committed partners for many years to come.”
The Billings-area credit unions’ support goes beyond just contributing financially. The chapter has also been active sponsors for BSSS’s Rubber Duck Regatta fundraising event for the past 10 years. Participating credit unions sell rubber ducks in their offices, advertise the events to their members, and help staff the activities at the regatta each year. 
 “These funds are critical in helping us assist clients that have been victims of elder abuse and it also allows us to further our efforts in the prevention of abuse across our community, and helping us keep seniors in their homes and independent,” said Val Young, the Development Manager at Big Sky Senior Services.  
Businesses and individuals that are interested in donating or getting involved in supporting BSSS in their mission to prevent elder abuse, can visit 
About Midland Empire Chapter of Credit Unions
Midland Empire Chapter of Credit Unions includes the following local credit unions: Valley Credit Union, Mountain America Credit Union, Altana FCU, Billings FCU, Montana Health FCU, Rimrock Credit Union, Sky FCU, and SEG FCU.
About Big Sky Senior Services 
Big Sky Senior Services believes senior citizens deserve the right to live in their homes, safe and free from abuse. Regardless of their ability to pay. Big Sky Senior Services provides services that promote independence, enhance quality of life, and prevent elder abuse.
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