Working to support our community
Here at Reliant Federal Credit Union we are committed to giving back to our community. We love the cities of Casper, Douglas, and Glenrock and we want to help make them the best that they can be. We look forward to continuing to serve our communities in the future.
Community InvolvementLearn about Reliant's history and commitment to local community involvement below.
- Day of Caring
- Community Involvement
- Employees in the Community
Over the last several years Reliant FCU has closed our doors for one day a year in order for our staff to work on a service project, perpetuating a "Legacy of People Helping People."
Casper Food for Thought Project 2013
May 14, 2013- Employees of Reliant FCU helped the Food for Thought Project by scraping and painting their building, building garden boxes, and prepping a garden area. The Food for Thought Project helps to fill the holes in the fight against hunger. They put together weekend bags that go home with children that may not have a meal along with educating people on how to maintain a cheap healthy diet by growing their own fruits and veggies.
Casper YMCA 2012
September 12, 2012- Reliant FCU spent the day helping the YMCA in Casper. There was plenty to do from painting, cleaning, rearranging, and scraping floors. Credit Union employees worked hard to complete all the tasks needed by the YMCA. After- school children arriving at the YMCA couldn't believe their eyes to all the changes that were done.
Keep Casper Beautiful 2011
June 7, 2011- Reliant FCU closed all 4 branches to help Keep Casper Beautiful with the roundabout by Summit Elementary School in Casper. Staff helped lay 4 simi truck loads of sod. It was a warn day, with wind gusts as high as 60 mph, but staff continued pulling through to complete the project. Once the sod is completed, the city is planning to build a water feature in the center of it.
Odd Fellows Building 2010
On Wednesday August 25, 2010 Reliant FCU closed all 4 of its branches for another "Day of Caring" event. This year employees worked in Douglas, WY to help revitalize the Odd Fellows Building. This historic site was in need of many repairs including resurfacing of stucco, new glaze on window glass, caulking and sealing windows, replacing rotted wood around windows, and paint. The Reliant team worked extremely hard while enduring a hot and sunny day with a high of 94 degrees. Together with team-work and perseverance employees helped to secure the future of one of Wyoming's historic sites.
Rotary Park 2009
May 7, 2009 – Reliant FCU closed all 4 branches for another "Day of Caring" event. This year we helped clean up Rotary Park located at the base of Casper Mountain. We began our day cutting and trimming old branches that were taking over the paths. The Rotary Club provided us with all the tools we needed to get the job done. Employees worked hard cutting and pulling branches out of the wooded area's and placing them in a pile to allow for pick up scheduled for another day. We cleaned up trash that had been left behind, moved rocks from the paths for safety, and continued trimming brush and branches from the picnic areas. Our lovely Wyoming weather cooperated for the day only dropping a few sprinkles. It was a fun and hardworking day for all!
Glenrock Senior Center 2008
Reliant Federal Credit Union closed all branches on July 29, 2008, for our "Day of Caring". We had the pleasure of helping the Glenrock Community. The day started with all employees gathering at the Glenrock branch for a meeting and to introduce themselves to their co-workers, as this may be the first time they met in person. We followed the meeting with coffee, donated by Starbucks on 2nd street, and donuts. We arrived at the Senior Center and Barber Apartments about 9:30 ready to start work. The senior center had us cleaning windows, lights and dusting inside the dinning area. Barber Apartments had us staining the retaining wall and gazebo, pulling weeds, replanting some flowers and putting up a snow fence. The employees were not the only workers that day, Richard Cannady, a Board Member, showed up to help.
Seton House 2007
Reliant Federal Credit Union in Casper Wyoming participated in a Day of Caring on September 11, 2007. We closed all branches and joined together to help Seton House. Seton House is an organization that takes in single moms and dads who are trying to get their lives back on track. They offer the residence a place to live at a reduced rate, teach them about making low cost healthy meals for their families, get them started looking for a job, and they have other services they provide based on the needs of the residence. When we arrived at Seton House that morning, they had a pile of mulch and sand waiting for us to spread. We needed to clear leaves, weeds, and twigs before spreading the new mulch and sand. Working as a team we accomplished this goal, wheel barrow by wheel barrow and then we were ready for the next project. Our next project consisted of preparing some exterior parts of the main building and office for a fresh coat of paint. When the painting was completed and all supplies were cleaned, our day was finished with a great sense of community pride. It is a great feeling to help our community. We have our Board of Directors to thank for giving us this opportunity.
Special Olympics 2006
On October 19th 2006, Reliant Federal Credit Union closed all four Branches to volunteer for the Fall Special Olympic Games held in Casper. The day was filled with handing out awards at all of the events to the participants and the evening "FIESTA" dinner and dance was a huge success planned and executed by the Reliant Team. It was a very rewarding event and fun was had by all!
Douglas Boy's and Girl's Club 2005
In August of 2005 Reliant FCU closed all three branches to help the Boy's and Girl's Club of Douglas with a paint project. Employees showed up early in the morning and painted all day barely finishing by quitting time. Nearly every room inside the club got a fresh coat of paint - even the bathrooms. Reliant FCU is proud to be starting a new legacy of service in the Douglas Community.
Rotary's Crossroads Adventure Playground 2004
In 2004 Reliant FCU again closed its doors to help the community. And what a project! We arrived at the playground project early in the week-long build and were separated in to power tool users and non power tool users. Those manning the power tools measured and cut plastic lumber for a number of the playgrounds features. Everyone else moved sand and fill til backs ached! Next time we build a playground, everyone plans to volunteer to be a power tool user! The finished results a few days later made the cold rainy day we were there seem not so harsh. Reliant FCU is proud to have played a small part in the overwhelming success of this community-wide project. Bring the kids and grand kids to play at this entertaining playground and remember your credit union was a part of making it happen.
Downtown Day of Discovery
June 13, 2015 - Reliant FCU hosted a scavenger hunt in downtown Casper for all community members to come and enjoy a few hours with some friends and family. Once the hunt was completed, we announced 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners as well as many raffle give-a-ways.
Stuff the Van
December 16, 2014 Reliant FCU employees helped with a local toy drive to provide Christmas presents to children that may not have a gift on Christmas morning. During the 5 day event, many presents and monetary donations were donated from local citizens.
November 21, 2014- Reliant FCU employees helped with a local food drive during the Thanksgiving season to ensure that no one goes hungry. Citizens of the community helped to fill several shopping carts with Turkeys and other Thanksgiving fixings during this 1 day event!
Color Me Hungry 5K
September 13, 2014- Reliant FCU hosts a 5K run/walk in Douglas,WY to raise funds for the Kings Portion. Ninety runners entered the event and helped to raised $2,298.00 for this charity.
Food For Thought Project
May 12, 2013- Reliant FCU makes a $1000.00 donation to the Food for Thought Project in Casper. The Food for Thought Project works as a solution to the holes in the hunger safety net. They work with existing programs and organizations in our community to help fulfill their mission. The first program they launched was the weekend backpack program that helps ensure children in need have food over the weekend.
Community Shred Day
April 20, 2013- Community Shred day is sponsored by Reliant FCU. Powder River Shredders visited each of Reliant's branches, offering members and the community free shred service.
Reliant Helps D.A.R.E
April 1, 2013- Reliant FCU helps D.A.R.E by purchasing a bowling lane in their fundraising efforts. The bowling lane was then donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Casper to enjoy for the day!
Patti Sorenson Memorial Scholarship
February 25, 2013- Reliant FCU develops a scholarship in honor of its EVP Patti Sorenson through Casper College. The scholarship will be awarded to a music major as Patti herself went to college for music. Donations to the scholarship are welcomed and may be made to Reliant or directly to Casper College Foundation. The credit union has pledged to give $1000 to the scholarship each year.
Relay for Life Walk
July 27, 2012- Team Reliant raises a total of $1,369.42 for the Relay for Life. The team was honored to have SVP Patti Sorenson walking. The theme of Reliant's booth was "Brave". We thank everyone who made this weekend such a success. Together we took a stand against cancer!
Stuff the Bus
July 13, 2012- Reliant FCU hosts Natrona County School District's "Stuff the Bus" campaign. The mission of the campaign is to stuff the school bus full of school supplies for children in need. The school bus spent time at both the Landmark and Plaza locations as our members helped us Stuff the Bus! Bins are also located at both Casper branches for donations through August 10th.
June 15, 2012- Reliant FCU donates piggy banks to Converse County Library for their summer reading program. Children that successfully complete the program will receive a bank along with other items.
Totes for Hope
June 7,2012- ReliantFCU attends a fund raiser for the "Totes for Hope" program sponsored by the Rams of Glenrock. Started by two Glenrock High School students, the program has grown over the past couple years and this year it is expected that they will help 100 children in need. Reliant FCU is proud to sponsor 10 of these children for an entire year with a $1600 donation to the Totes for Hope program. The program ensures through volunteers and donations from the community that no child goes hungry.
Relay for Life
May 25, 2012- Staff puts together a team for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. Huge efforts are made to raise funds including a Facebook campaign where people can post their "Cancer Kicking Shoes" on to the credit union's Facebook page and the credit union would donate $5.00 for every photo uploaded. The campaign is scheduled to run through July 23rd. Team members also pledged to raise $100 each on their own. The credit union's SVP Patti Sorenson, currently battling cancer herself, is scheduled to walk with the team in July!
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)
Vice President Kristi Grant is sworn into CASA of Natrona County. The vision of CASA has been to assure that every child who is removed from their home and placed into state custody due to abuse and/or neglect can be assigned a CASA advocate who will foster and provide stability to them and be their voice and express their best, most appropriate needs.
Douglas Coalition Thrift Store CASA (Court Appointed Special Advacates)
Douglas/Glenrock Branch Manager Dede donates time at the Coalition’s thrift store. The thrift store is mainly run by volunteers and funds are used to help the Converse County Coalition. The mission of the Coalition is to help restore victims in Converse County including domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking; and to provide education to promote respect and non-violence in all relationships.
Meals On Wheels
Jenny (Landmark Loan Officer) delivers Meals on Wheels. For the past 2 years, a group of employees have taken turns driving each week for Meals on Wheels. Summer warmth or winter cold can't hold our employees back!