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Desert Financial Credit Union and Arizona Sustainability Alliance plant trees in Prescott Valley parks


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Desert Financial Credit Union‘s mission is to help people run their ‘green’. that of Arizona the largest credit union is also engaged in community engagement and philanthropy. They are partnering with the Arizona Sustainability Alliance to plant 34 trees in two local parks in Prescott Valley to April 30e to celebrate Arbor Day.

From left to right: Elicia Morigeau, Talking Glass Media; Casey Van Haren Casey Van Haren, Director of Community Services, Town of Prescott Valley; and Lori Hunt, vice mayor of the City of Prescott Valley (right), along with staff and volunteers from Prescott Valley, Desert Financial Credit Union and Arizona Sustainability Alliance worked hard to plant 34 trees on Arbor Day 2021.

Desert Financial employee volunteers worked together to plant 34 trees starting at 8:30 a.m. in Antelope Park, followed by Mountain Valley Park.

Vice Mayor Hunt said, “We are grateful that Desert Financial Credit Union and Arizona Sustainability Alliance have partnered with community service staff to add to the city’s urban forest, which promotes mental wellness and reduces stress. , heart rate, blood pressure and potentially incidences of obesity, asthma and diabetes – all so significant after a year of inactivity from Covid. “

The city of Prescott Valley received the Tree City USA Award as well as the Tree City USA Growth Award.

Miles Kastner, Managing Director of Prescott Valley Desert Financial and Lori Hunt, Deputy Mayor of Prescott Valley.

“Each year, our goal is to continue to develop our urban forest canopy through smart planning, careful selection of species and best maintenance practices. Both of these locations are heavily used by our community and the benefits of these trees will be felt for years to come, ”said Nick Groblewski, Director of Prescott Valley Parks. “Both parks will be the focus of major capital improvement projects this year and a large-scale tree planting is a great way to kick off those improvements. “

“As we expand our service area in the northern part of the state, we have been busy finding ways to give back first,” said Scott Kirschman, vice president of retail delivery at Desert Financial. “Prescott Valley is a special place where people enjoy the outdoors, and we are happy to add to the beauty of the area.”

The Arizona Sustainability Alliance (AZSA), a nonprofit advocacy organization, supports sustainable development solutions through civic engagement, collaboration, and education. By inspiring and enabling the people of Arizona to work together, AZSA focuses on strengthening sustainable food systems, urban forestry, renewable energy and conservation.

Prescott Valley, Town of Prescott Valley, Desert Finance, Arbor Day

Volunteers from Prescott Valley, Arizona Sustainability Alliance and Desert Financial took time on Friday, April 30, 2021 to plant trees at Mountain Valley Park and Antelope Park in Prescott Valley, Arizona.

Arbor Day celebrates the essential role trees play in the well-being of the earth and its people. The many benefits of trees include:

  • Energy conservation, shade and beauty for homes and neighborhoods
  • Removal of carbon dioxide from the air, impacting climate change
  • Prevent soil erosion and increase habitat for birds and wildlife

“We are thrilled to partner with Desert Financial to provide the Prescott Valley community with much needed shade cover. These trees will allow the community to enjoy these green spaces even in the warmer months, ”said Kayla Killoren, Adopt-A-Park Priorities Manager at AZSA.

Desert Financial was founded by 15 visionary educators in 1939. Together they started a Teachers’ Fair Credit Union that has grown into one of the valley’s most recognizable brands. With a new statewide charter, today anyone who works, loves, or lives in Arizona may be eligible to join the credit union.

About Desert Financial Credit Union
Celebrate over 80 years in years in Arizona, Desert Financial is the state’s largest local credit union with $ 6 billion in assets, more than 350,000 members and 47 branches. Eligibility for membership is open through Arizona with contactless solutions via eBranch, making it easy to call, click or enter. As a non-profit cooperative, Desert Financial is proud to share success. In 2020, members received $ 14 million in dividends through the Member Giveback Bonus, and Desert Financial gave more than $ 5 million in relief from COVID-19 as well as random donations, scholarships and acts of kindness to our members, community and team. Learn more about the difference between credit unions at desertfinancial.com.


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