Several Recognition Awards were presented to New York credit unions during the New York Credit Union Association’s virtual 2021 Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony Thursday, June 24.

The Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award, which honors credit unions that strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-members through community outreach programs.

This year’s award winners include Horizons FCUSeaComm FCU and Teachers FCUWestern New York FCU and Visions FCU are receiving honorable mentions this year. These credit unions displayed exceptional commitment to their communities and the credit union philosophy of “people helping people.”

Horizons FCU is receiving the award in the $50 million – $250 million asset category for its Reaching Out program. The credit union worked to provide emotional and financial relief to members of the community hit hard by COVID-19. Over the course of the year, Horizons fed over 1,500 meals to the community through food drives, and collected school supplies and winter apparel for children in their local elementary schools.

“The past year has put a strain on a lot of people emotionally and mentally, as well as financially. In our eyes there was not one project we did this year that was more unique than another. What we found unique was the amount of people that were also willing to help us reach our goals for the fundraising.”

On October 1, 2021, our operating systems will begin to merge. You will not be able to access your Horizons accounts online at the close of business Thursday, September 30, 2021 while we complete the system merge. All branches, including the Binghamton Main Street Branch, will be closed Friday, October 1, 2021 and Saturday, October 2, 2021. Beginning Monday, October 4, 2021 you will be able to register to access your account online and/or at any current branch location, as well as the Johnson City branch located at 760 Harry L Drive in Johnson City. Once registered, you can enjoy all the online benefits of Empower Federal Credit Union membership.