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November 10, 2022
Grow Team Members Support Veterans & Community Members Through Volunteer Service
As an organization dedicated to serving people, we focus on community service as a core part of our culture. Team members bring their own passion areas to their volunteer work with a wide variety of charitable causes throughout the year, including support for veterans and youth initiatives. Three of the organizations our team has volunteered with recently are Habitat for Humanity, YMCA READS! and Lowcountry Orphan Relief.
Habitat for Humanity: Veterans Build Week of Service
In honor of Veterans Day, Grow team members joined Friends of U.S. Military Families, Inc. and the Grow Financial Foundation for the Veterans Build Week of Service, a Habitat for Humanity annual event that focuses on affordable home repair services for veterans and their families in Hillsborough County.
Volunteers provided home maintenance services to limited-income veteran homeowners. Grow team members who participated recognized the special opportunity to provide support for veterans right here in Tampa Bay. Christopher Flack, MCC Operations Analyst, shared, “When it comes to sacrifices made, no group stands out more than United States veterans. The lives we lead would look much different without their daily sacrifices. Whether large or small, a veteran’s needs should never go unmet. For these reasons and so many more, it is an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to assist our local veterans. While we can never truly repay our debt to our nation’s protectors, we can honor them in service.” Learn more about the Veterans Build Week of Service.
Travel to distant lands, learn a new skill and explore any subject without leaving your room. How? Reading, of course! It’s the goal of YMCA READS! to set kids on the path to future learning and open young minds to a world full of growth and possibility — all by teaching them to read. The Tampa Bay area YReads! program supports students in kindergarten through third grade at three local elementary schools: Pizzo Elementary, Sulphur Springs Community School and Twin Lakes Elementary. Our team members are proud to support this important cause making a significant difference for children. If you’re interested in helping out, the YReads! program is always looking for volunteers. By volunteering just two hours per week, you can teach a child to read. Learn more about YMCA READS!
Lowcountry Orphan Relief
The mission of Lowcountry Orphan Relief is to provide support services and aid to meet the needs of children identified as at-risk or suffering from abandonment, abuse or neglect. This week, team members spent time putting together care kits, tote bags of necessities for children in foster care. Cathleen Clark, Loan Resolution Specialist, said, “Lowcountry Orphan Relief tugs at my heart because I was once a child moving from one place to another with all my things in a black trash bag. Lowcountry Orphan Relief purposefully hands out large, durable bags, so children can move their items securely and with dignity. I am honored to serve alongside people who have a heart for these children and the situations they are all getting out of.” Learn more about Lowcountry Orphan Relief.
As we approach a time of year when thankfulness is a shared focus, it’s also an important time to give back to our communities and serve others with open hearts and minds. We’re surrounded by opportunities to lend a helping hand, whether that’s providing support for veterans, helping with youth education initiatives, reducing food insecurity or assisting the community in any way that’s dear to you.
How to Find Your Routing & Account Numbers
When you make a payment online, by phone or on a mobile device, you may be asked for our routing number and your checking account number. Credit unions and banks use these numbers to identify accounts and make sure money gets where it’s supposed to be. You’ll also need to provide your routing and checking account numbers for:
- Direct deposits
- Electronic checks
- Military allotments
- Wire transfers
Where to Find Your Routing & Checking Account Numbers
Your personal checks include both our routing number and your account number, as shown on the Grow check example below.
Don’t have a Grow check? No worries.
Visit any Grow store and ask for a Direct Deposit Form. It lists both your routing number and checking account number.
Making a Loan Payment
When it comes to making payments, we try to make it as painless as possible to pay your loan every month. We have several different ways to pay, including convenient online options.
You have two ways to pay online by transferring funds from another bank or credit union.
- Grow Online Banking (Preferred payment method for any loan)
This is the simplest way to pay your loan. You can make one-time payments or set up automatic recurring payments in Grow Online Banking. Once you log in, select “Transfer/Payments” from the menu. If you’re not enrolled in Grow Online Banking yet, you can set up your account in just a few minutes.
- Debit Card or ACH (Available for auto, personal loans and HELOCs)
Note: ACH and debit card payments are not available for credit cards or most mortgages, except HELOCs.
We accept ACH payments with no additional fees or Mastercard® and Visa® debit cards with a convenience fee of $4.95. To get started with an online ACH or debit card payment, select Pay Now below.
Pay by Mail
You can also pay any Grow loan by check through the mail. Please remember to include your account number and Grow loan number on the check. (For credit card payments, please do not write your 16-digit credit card number on the check, which can cause a delay in processing the payment.)
Address for auto, credit card, personal loan and HELOC payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 75466
Chicago, IL 60675-5466
Address for personal first or second mortgages and home equity payments:
Grow Financial Federal Credit Union
P.O. Box 11733
Newark, NJ 07101-4733