MONTGOMERY, AL – MAX Credit Union and the MAX4Kids Foundation have announced a donation of more than $100,000 to local organizations for COVID-19 relief efforts and to help those facing food insecurity. In all, 16 area organizations are receiving donations from MAX Credit Union and its non-profit foundation, MAX4Kids, which supports organizations that serve children and youth.
Community outreach is at the heart of MAX, and the credit union remains active in giving back throughout the year through monetary donations, service hours, and non-profit board leadership. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting response have created an unprecedented need in Central and East Alabama, particularly for basic necessities like food.
Responding to community needs during challenging times is important to MAX, said MAX CEO, Martin Head. “Many individuals and families in our area are facing extreme hardship, and we want to support the organizations who are actively working to provide relief.”
Supporting local children’s charities is a key focus of the MAX4Kids Foundation, which was started by MAX team members in 2001. The COVID-19 pandemic has left many non-profit organizations concerned about funding.
“We want our partner organizations to know that we haven’t forgotten them and will continue supporting them during times of great need,” said Kenneth Hill, MAX4Kids Board President. “These organizations serve the most vulnerable individuals in our communities, our children, and MAX4Kids is doing all we can to sustain their outreach efforts while children are away from schools and organized activities.”