Compassionate Hands gets ‘boost’ from WEOKIE Foundation

Yukon nonprofit operates accessible van for elderly, residents with disabilities

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From left to right: Bud Kuykendall, Compassionate Hands Care-A-Van driver; Woody Burpo, Compassionate Hands board member; Sarah Mackey, manager of the WEOKIE Foundation; Juanita Aceves, branch manager; Halee DeLano, counselor; Howard Bailey III, teller; Clarabeth Moreno, senior teller; Carolyn Greenwood, teller; Joanne Riley, Compassionate Hands director; Janis Thomas and Jessie, Compassionate Hands board member; and Mike McEachern, Compassionate Hands board member. (Photo provided)

WEOKIE Federal Credit Union is proud to continue supporting Compassionate Hands Care-A-Van program.

The WEOKIE Foundation recently presented Compassionate Hands Director Joanne Riley with a check for $2,250.

Compassionate Hands serves Yukon as a clearing house, networking service, and referral agency to provide services, support and to foster hope for self-sufficiency. Compassionate Hands reaches out to strengthen cooperation in local mission work.

This includes assistance with rental evictions; utility cutoffs; prescription needs; personal/baby care items; gas to work or doctor; and affordable accessible van for area elderly and residents with disabilities.

Anyone interested in donating or volunteering should call 405-354-9591 or visit compassionatehandsyukon.com.

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HONORED TO PARTNER

“The WEOKIE Foundation is committed to helping local communities where we live and work. We are honored to partner with Compassionate Hands and their Care-A-Van service assisting those in need of transportation,” said Sarah Mackey, manager of the WEOKIE Foundation.

The WEOKIE Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) public charity, provides a formal avenue of charitable giving for WEOKIE Credit Union and offers financial education to the Oklahoma City and surrounding communities.

The foundation is governed by an appointed volunteer Board of Directors, which oversees the foundation and its operations. The foundation supports and encourages community efforts by offering scholastic/educational scholarships, a financial literacy program and charitable contributions.

Since its inception, the foundation has:

  • Donated over $1.2 million to worthy charitable organizations
  • Provided $542,500 in scholarships to graduating high school seniors
  • Given $82,000 in teacher grants
  • Presented Money Talks financial education sessions to over 100,000 students

WEOKIE Federal Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration, NCUA.