Member Assistance Services (MAS) combines our commitment to mutual aid with the resources of a vibrant credit union. The result is a unique program that responds to needs within our communities and promotes sharing and acts of compassion.
We have created two unique services that provide the opportunity for members to both offer and access financial assistance in times of need: Crisis Care GICs and Loans and Partnership GICs and Loans. These two services create links between members who need help and members who want to step up and contribute to a solution.
We offer temporary financial relief to eligible Kindred members when they experience financial hardship or distress and are unable to pay their loan.
Crisis Care Loans offer temporary relief at reduced interest rates to eligible Kindred members when they experience financial hardship or distress.
You can support our Crisis Care Loans by opening a non-registered Crisis Care GIC. You will recieve a portion of interest at a below market rate and the rest of the interest earned will go towards supporting Crisis Care Loans.
We facilitate transactions between individuals or charitable organizations who need help getting a loan and members who would like to fund loans on their behalf.
Partnership Loans may be made to specific individuals or charitable organizations.
Members are able to designate a GIC to fund a Partnership Loan.