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“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping,’” –Fred Rogers

Unprecedented, uncertain, trying, challenging and polarizing times—these words have dominated our media channels, advertising and social media feeds since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States. Rather bleak, right?

What if the ways we work together in our community could help change the narrative?

Instead of focusing on sanitizing, social distancing and staying at home (though those are all important), what if we turn our attention to finding ways we can help?

Give what you can to help those in need.

Verve is committed to helping our communities run smoothly. Which is why we are donating $5,000 to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.

“The Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund provides much needed financial resources to individuals, families and businesses to support the compassionate nonprofit organizations that provide various services vital to maintaining strong, robust communities,” said Kevin J. Ralofsky, Verve, a Credit Union, president and CEO. “Now more than ever we need to come together as a community to support the efforts of our nonprofits, so their services can continue during these trying times and into the future. We know there are many people who are looking for ways to give and we hope this donation inspires people to give what they can.”


Help build the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund today.

Give directly to the Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund.


In addition to its COVID-19 donation program for community foundations and COVID-19 relief funds, Verve has developed a Let’s All Do This program to provide a variety of relief options for individuals and businesses. To learn more about Verve or the Let’s All Do This program, visit,