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Community Involvement

Getting involved in our communities is natural for us — after all, we were founded by and for local community members just like you. Discover all the cool things we do for our community, and let us know if we can help you out too!

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Sponsorship / Donation Requests

Do you want Firelands FCU to make a donation or sponsor your organization’s event? Please fill out the donation request form. You may include any flier information within the Attachments field under Donation Details.

In 2022, Firelands FCU team members volunteered 929 hours to 49 different organizations in the communities we serve. We take great pride in the support we offer to causes that are important to our members.

Scholarship Opportunities

Students who live in Ohio and are members of credit unions can apply for both scholarships. The application process for Firelands FCU scholarships requires filling out an application form, while the Ohio Credit Union Foundation scholarship involves creating a video related to the topic provided.

View the rules and eligibility requirements or apply online below.

Firelands Federal Credit Union Scholarship Program

Firelands Federal Credit Union is offering $11,000 in scholarships to high school seniors who are members or dependents of members. Download the application here.

Applications are also available at Firelands FCU branches and guidance offices.

Ohio Credit Union Foundation Scholarship Program

The Ohio Credit Union Foundation is offering Ohio undergraduate credit union members the opportunity to apply for one of three scholarships ($5,000, $2,500 & $1,000) by creating an interactive 1 to 2½-minute video answering the following scholarship question:

What does your credit union do that demonstrates Financial Inclusion for all?

All video entries must be submitted by Friday, April 26, 2024, at 11:59:59 p.m. EDT.

Finances 101

Firelands FCU hosts Finances 101 in local school districts every year.

Often referred to as the “game of life,” Finances 101 offers high school juniors the opportunity to obtain real-life budgeting skills when they participate in a series of 12 interactive stations. Students receive a game card that lists their job, marital status, monthly income, and debt.  Each station focuses on future financial responsibilities and they have to budget how to buy a home, a car, and clothes and pay for child care, utilities, and groceries. 50 volunteers comprised of Firelands FCU team members and community partners come together to present this program every year.

Wounded Soldiers Fund

The Wounded Soldiers Fund (WSF) was founded in Bellevue, Ohio by veterans with the goal of helping families whose children were injured during the War on Terror. The WSF provides financial support for travel, lodging, and other miscellaneous expenses so that families can be with their wounded loved ones, regardless of the military service branch.

As the WSF has grown, it now includes several neighboring communities such as Norwalk, Galion, and Bucyrus, Ohio. The Trustees are responsible for determining eligibility and are the final authority on all applications submitted outside of their specific area of coverage.

*Any money in the WSF at the end of the War on Terror will be donated to military charities.

Trustees of the WSF are:

Donn Rospert, Marine Corp League, USMC Veteran of Vietnam

Jerry Risner, SFC Army National Guard, Army Veteran of Iraq

Robert F. Ward, SSG. U.S. Army, Army Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan

The WSF is a tax exempt 501(C) (3) organization – (tax exempt number available upon request). Individuals or organizations wishing to donate to this fund may do so by contacting Donn Rospert 419-483-2444 or by calling Firelands Federal Credit Union at 419-483-4180 or 1-800-276-5775. Also, you may visit one of the Firelands Federal Credit Union locations in Bellevue, Norwalk, Monroeville, Bucyrus or Galion, Ohio.

Thank you for your donations.

Apply for a donation online or by printing out the application and returning it to one of our branches.

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Wounded Soldier Fund Application

Please fill out the fields in the form to the right. One of our representatives will contact you within one business day to complete the process.
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