Over 125 Hiway associates volunteered throughout the day, with a total give-back of 116 hours of volunteer time. Associates made 1,300 sandwiches for the homeless through Love One Another, helped package 24,000 lbs. of food with Second Harvest Heartland, packed 8,640 meals with Feed My Starving Children, prepared and served meals to families at Ronald McDonald House in St. Paul and created dozens of inspirational cards for cancer patients through Crane’s of Hope.

“The credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ is demonstrated by the strong commitment our associates have in giving back to our communities, which is something we do all year long,” said Dave Boden, Hiway President and CEO. “Our Pave the Way Day is just one more example of that commitment.”

Hiway Pave the Way Day is part of the CU Forward Day, a larger initiative where credit unions come together to support many wonderful organizations that have a positive impact on the communities we serve. CU Forward Day, coordinated by the Minnesota Credit Network, is a day dedicated to community service projects and volunteer opportunities that will impact Minnesotans. Hiway was one of 58 credit unions and partners across the state to volunteer more than 20,000 hours in 80 Minnesota communities, impacting an estimated 350,000 people.