On the night of Tuesday, June 12, 2013, Vantage Credit Union (Bridgeton, Mo.) used social media to help return $1,000 to a member.
It all began when a tech-savvy Good Samaritan found a Vantage envelope with more than $1,000 in cash. Noticing the logo on the front of the envelope, he messaged the Vantage Credit Union Facebook page about his discovery.
Vantage immediately sent out a message to their social media followers and fans.
“It looked like an impossible task to find out who this member might be, and we decided to take to social media, the exact same way this young man had. We posted it on our Facebook page and on Twitter,” says Jenn Cloud, social media specialist for Vantage Credit Union.
Motivated by their credit union’s kindness, members shared and retweeted Vantage's message. It seemed all of St. Louis was eager to help find this mystery member.
“I’m inspired by my credit union, do you think a national bank would go this far for its members? I don’t think so,” commented a fan on Vantage’s Facebook post.
In less than 24 hours, Vantage identified the mystery member as Jennie Guenzler, of Lake St. Louis, Mo. She was quickly able to contact the Good Samaritan, who returned her belongings. Guenzler offered him a portion of the money and a well-deserved hug.
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Pictured: The message that helped one member find her misplaced cash.