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April 8, 2021

United Way Offers Free Financial Wellness Seminar in Partnership with Hudson Valley Credit Union

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) is partnering with Hudson Valley Credit Union to encourage better budgeting and saving among individuals and families through an online seminar. This one-hour, virtual seminar will be held on Wednesday, April 21, at 12:30 pm and is open to all Westchester and Putnam County community members. The seminar will cover basic budgeting concepts and tips on creating an emergency fund.

“Dealing with finances in the midst of a public health crisis has been a major stressor for so many of our community members,” said Tom Gabriel, President and CEO of United Way of Westchester and Putnam. “We are excited to partner with Hudson Valley Credit Union for this Financial Wellness Seminar and we appreciate their commitment to supporting those who are living paycheck -to-paycheck or in poverty”.

A member of the HVCU Financial Wellness Team will introduce core budgeting concepts such as identifying needs and wants, how to set up a budget, and best practices that encourage confident saving and spending rather than budgeting out of guilt. The seminar will define what an emergency fund is, explain why we each need one, and how we can start funding one today.

“The past year has truly taught us the importance of staying financially prepared for the unexpected,” said HVCU Assistant Vice President Lisa Morris. “This seminar will help participants learn easy ways to budget and prepare or emergencies ahead of time. They’ll learn the important first steps they can take to achieve their financial goals.”

Registration for the seminar can be done online at

About HVCU:

Hudson Valley Credit Union is a community-based financial cooperative located in the Hudson Valley Region of NY state with total assets over $6 Billion, 20 branches, and approximately 800 employees. Originally serving IBM employees, the credit union now serves those who live, work, worship, attend school, or volunteer in 12 Counties in New York State, from Westchester and Rockland north to Saratoga. With more than 310,000 individual and business members, the credit union offers all types of consumer loan, mortgage, and deposit products, commercial banking services, as well as insurance and wealth management services. Hours of operation are extended to 7 pm on weekdays and 5 pm on Saturdays. Visit for more details.

For more information on HVCU, please contact Lisa Morris, Assistant Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Communications at or 845-463-3011 option 1, ext. 3415.

About United Way:

United Way of Westchester and Putnam (UWWP) provides strategic resources and tools to residents in crisis or who are marginalized due to personal or life’s circumstances. These include the 2-1-1 helpline, early literacy programming for preschoolers, job skills training and financial empowerment for adults, as well as access to health services. 

UWWP is located at 336 Central Park Ave., White Plains, NY 10606. Phone: 914-997-6700 Website: Facebook: and Twitter @UnitedWayWP