PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Tyndall Federal Credit Union here is “planting it forward.”
The credit union said that every loan opened at one of its branches within declared disaster areas, a tree will be planted in the community. The areas were declared disasters following 2018’s Hurricane Michael.
The $1.66-billion Tyndall FCU said it has partnered with Retree P.C. and The Project Canopy to allow community members to help rebuild the foliage destroyed in the hurricane “one loan at a time.”
“It not only gives us as Tyndall and part of the community, but our members as well, the opportunity to give back to the community,” Tanya Tableriou, a branch manager with the credit union, told local media. “To restore what was taken and to make it beautiful again.”
Tyndall FCU said all types of loans are eligible to be involved with the program, including personal loans, auto loans, mortgages, home equity loans and credit cards.