Neighbors Credit Union (St. Louis) has a strong desire to do what’s right for its members and for its employees. Throughout the year, Neighbors donates to many charities and organizations. Helping local children’s hospitals and donating to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) are just a few examples of the Neighbors' commitment to its communities. Most of the time, the credit union focuses on its members, the community and its charities, but this month its staff shifted their focus to one of its own employees and came together as a team to raise a compassionate donation and awareness this month.
Larry Henges worked as a Commercial Business Development officer at Neighbors Credit Union. Just recently, Larry was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease.
On January 24, 2014, Neighbors held a special dress down day in honor of Larry in which each employee wore an ALS ribbon for a donation of at least $5. The credit union matched the funds raised by staff. They proudly raised $1,150 for the ALS association on behalf of Larry.
“Larry’s been such a great asset for Neighbors and also, a wonderful friend. Everyone at Neighbors was thrilled to hold a special day just for him. He deserves our support,” says John Servos, CEO of Neighbors Credit Union.
Larry has retired from Neighbors Credit Union to spend his remaining days traveling, sightseeing and spending quality time with his family.
Caption 1: Staff and CEO, John Servos (middle), at Neighbors Credit Union’s South County branch supporting Larry Henges for the ALS dress down day.
Caption 2: Staff members at Neighbors Credit Union’s Jennings branch supporting Larry Henges for the ALS dress down day.