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Westerra Credit Union Partners with Mile High United Way for Annual All-Staff Afternoon of Service

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting our annual all staff meeting and afternoon of service, "Volunterra" this Thursday from 12:00-5:00 P.M. MDT. During this meeting staff will work together to build kits to help support our community.

Denver, CO - April 15, 2024 – Westerra Credit Union will once again host an annual all-staff meeting and afternoon of service - dubbed “VolunTerra” – on April 18th. The date was chosen to coincide with National Volunteer Week and is a continuation of the year-around support the award-winning Westerra Cares program provides to the community through corporate giving and employee volunteerism. Westerra branches and Contact Center will close at noon that day to provide time for this annual meeting and afternoon of service.

Last year, during the inaugural VolunTerra, approximately 300 Westerra staff members completed over 550 total kits to support United for Schools students and teachers, Women United Village, and Project Angel Heart. Building on this success and positive response from staff, Westerra will once again partner with Mile High United Way for kit assembly. By working with an established and respected community partner like Mile High United Way, Westerra is able to ensure the seamless execution of the afternoon of service and maximize the impact of their staff’s efforts.

“The all-staff portion of the meeting is an opportunity to gather as a whole and hone in on our strategic goals for 2024, share inspiring member impact stories and connect with each other,” said Ellie Fordyce, Chief People Office. “In addition, combining an afternoon of service supports our purpose – we exist to teach one another to prosper – and the fundamental mission of Westerra Cares.”

“Mile High United Way is pleased to once again partner with Westerra Credit Union in their all-staff event as part of National Volunteer Week,” said Christine Benero, Mile High United Way president and CEO. “We can only accomplish all we do for the Metro Denver community with the help of the thousands of volunteers who partner with us each year. Thanks to Westerra Credit Union, hundreds of young people will receive the resources they need, and teachers will be recognized for all they do for students every day.” About Westerra Credit Union

Founded in Denver 1934 by eight schoolteachers, Westerra lives into its purpose “We exist to teach one another to prosper” by focusing on meaningful relationships, helping individuals, families and businesses meet their financial goals, and positively impacting lives through financial education. Westerra holds approximately $2-billion in assets, is member-owned and serves 110,000 members across the Denver metro area. Each individual depositor at Westerra is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) up to $250,000, and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States government. For more information, visit

For more information on Westerra Credit Union's community initiatives and corporate social responsibility, please visit The 2023 Community Impact report will be included in Westerra’s 2023 Annual Report, which will be published on at the end of April.

About Mile High United Way Working side by side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on critical human services issues facing our seven-county footprint, including the Metro Denver, Boulder and Broomfield communities. Our united approach changes the odds for all children, families and individuals in our community, so that all have the opportunity to succeed. Learn more at and follow us on social media @UnitedWayDenver.

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