Nusenda Community Day

Since our beginning in 1936, Nusenda Credit Union has operated as a cooperative bank, solely for the benefit of our members and to improve the communities in which we live and serve. We believe that giving means more than just writing a check. Our financial and in-kind contributions are shared with our partner organizations and nonprofits in order to address the needs in the communities.

With the aim to positively impact the lives of our members and their communities, Nusenda Credit Union’s employees will devote their time off October 14, 2019 to support one of our seven cooperative principles, “people helping people,” by volunteering their time to seven organizations in Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and Los Lunas.

  • The Storehouse of New Mexico is a community resource fighting hunger. They offer free food to people who need it regardless of their income. Many families fall in a gap referred to as the "working poor." They earn too much to get SNAP (formerly food stamps), but a major car repair, medical bill, or reduced hours at work can leave them wondering where their next meal will come from. New Mexico ranks among the worst in the nation for hunger, for both children and adults. The Storehouse relies on volunteers to fulfill their mission of finding ways to end hunger. This non-profit supports approximately 53,000 individuals (roughly 145 households per day or 250 individuals).
  • New Mexico Veterans' Memorial is a non-profit organization staffed by volunteers who oversee the day-to-day operations of the visitor center, 25-acre memorial park, museum, library, and meeting facilities. This non-profit is dedicated to all the mem and women who gave their youth, their hopes and dreams, and all who gave their lives in the name of freedom ... and those who will.
  • The National Hispanic Cultural Center is dedicated to preserving, promoting, and advancing Hispanic culture, arts, and humanities. The NHCC presents more than 700 events and creates educational opportunities for thousands more through its art museum, library, genealogy center, and other resources. The NHCC is a division of the State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and is further supported by the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation.
  • Paws and Stripes was founded in Rio Rancho in 2010 and provides animal assisted therapy to military veterans with PTSD, MST, and TBI using rescue dogs; saving lives, two at a time. This organization provides services dogs at no cost to veterans in order to fill a critical unmet need for veterans.
  • Rio Grande Community Farm holds a special place in the history of Albuquerque. It occupies the original site of Los Poblanos, one of the earliest Spanish Colonial settlements in the Rio Grande Valley. It is, intact, a living link in an agricultural heritage that extends over 1700 years, making it among one of the oldest parcels of continually farmed land in the United States. Years of hard work have transformed the neglected land into community gardens, wildlife habitat, and certified organic croplands. These provide educational experiences, community service projects, recreation and entertainment to a broad segment of our population while honoring our history and protecting the environment. Rio Grande Community Farm’s mission is to connect people, earth, water, and wildlife in an urban setting by farming sustainably, enhancing wildlife habitat, educating our community, and provide free, certified organic food to diverse populations.
  • Santa Fe Youth Shelters and Family Services delivers life-changing shelter and support for homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth. Their vision is to end youth homelessness. Last year, through their programs in Santa Fe, they provided 9,686 bed nights and 11,406 case management hours for 926 young people. Santa Fe Youth Shelters and Family Services delivers life changing solutions to homeless, runaway, and in-crisis youth by providing shelter and addressing health, safety, education, and workforce opportunities so they can achieve lifetime independence.
  • La Vida Felicidad is a non-profit agency that has been in operation since 1983, that provides services to children, adults, and seniors in Valencia, Socorro, Bernalillo, Cibola, McKinley, and San Juan counties. They are driven by a firm commitment to improving the quality of life of children and families, adults, and seniors. They believe that everyone is entitled to the same standard of human dignity, and work to ensure that all individuals receiving their services can enjoy that same standard. La Vida Felicidad serves over 1,000 people each year.

Each day, in every way, there are dedicated New Mexicans who are devoting their time, energy, and perseverance to help all in our state rise and succeed together. It is the way this state was shaped. Nusenda Credit Union's work is just a sliver of the overall effort — and for the last 82 years, it's been our honor and privilege to serve New Mexico and its residents.