Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Redwood Credit Union to match donations up to $12,000 for Mendocino College Student Emergency Fund

NORTH COAST, Calif. — The Fall 2022 semester is underway at Mendocino College, and students are getting back on track with education and career prep after an unpredictable few years.

With inflation making prices for food, gas, books and living expenses higher, some students will be struggling to make ends meet.

The Student Emergency Fund is one way to help them worry less and study more. Eligible students are able to receive up to $500 in a one-time emergency grant to stay on track.

Thanks to a generous matching gift from Redwood Credit Union, donors to the Mendocino College Student Emergency Fundraiser campaign can double their donation.

With the generous help of the community, the foundation hopes to turn $12,000 into $24,000 in emergency aid for students in Ukiah, Lakeport, Willits and Fort Bragg.

In a recent survey, three out of five students reported at least one basic needs insecurity such as food or housing.

The Mendocino College Foundation reported that it knows from hearing directly from students that sometimes one relatively small crisis — a brokedown car, an unexpected medical bill, a change in housing circumstances — can derail the best laid plans. And with the cost of everything going up, students have less wiggle room to address these setbacks, so minor things can become major ones.

Any contribution made to this campaign will be matched dollar for dollar by Redwood Credit Union.

Your donation could mean the difference between a student dropping out or continuing on their path toward their certificate or degree.

Visit http://foundation.mendocino.edu/donate and choose Student Emergency Fund.

For more information, contact Foundation Executive Director Julie McGovern at 707-468-3164 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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