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Josephine Fleury, center, works at an MCC supported tree nursery which distributes trees to community members in Desarmes, Haiti. Reforestation in Haiti provides jobs, protects farmland and waterways from erosion, and produces food to use and sell. (MCC Photo/Ben Depp)

Josephine Fleury, center, works at an MCC supported tree nursery which distributes trees to community members in Desarmes, Haiti. Reforestation in Haiti provides jobs, protects farmland and waterways from erosion, and produces food to use and sell. (MCC Photo/Ben Depp)

Everence and MCC announce e-statement partnership

January 3, 2012


GOSHEN, Ind.– When Everence members sign up to electronically receive product statements, the world will feel the impact – thanks to a new partnership between Everence and Mennonite Central Committee.

For each Everence member who participates in the company’s e-statement program, Everence will donate $1 to MCC’s reforestation projects worldwide. In turn, each dollar donated will purchase five tree seedlings.

“At Everence, we are committed to being faithful stewards of our environmental resources,” said Larry Miller, Everence president and CEO. “As an agency of Mennonite Church USA, it makes sense to partner with other church-related organizations, like MCC, to make an impact on our local and global communities.”

“Everence and Mennonite Central Committee share many values and constituents,” added Phil Rush, director of MCC’s Resource Generation Network. “This partnership gives Everence members a chance to further integrate their faith and finances by making a choice to reduce consumption of natural resources. In turn, the donations received by MCC through this program will help to restore God’s natural creation in various places around the world.”

The Everence e-statement program is available to individuals who own Everence annuities or Praxis Mutual Funds, as well as services through Everence Trust Company, Everence Federal Credit Union and Mennonite Foundation.

Everence members can sign up for e-statements through the “My Everence” section at Everence.com. In addition to being good for the environment, e-statements offer several benefits. For example, members will:

  • Receive e-statements several days sooner than paper statements.
  • Be notified by email when a new statement is ready.
  • Have access to account history dating back to at least 2007.

 
“At MCC, we believe that caring for creation fits hand in hand with meeting basic human needs and working for peace and justice,” explained Arli Klassen, MCC executive director. “Our reforestation projects provide jobs, protect farmland and waterways from erosion, provide food and restore natural resources that too often were lost through injustice. Together, with Everence, we are sharing God’s love and compassion for all, one tree at a time.”

Previously, the Everence e-statement program had partnered with the Arbor Day Foundation, with donations going toward tree planting in a U.S. national forest and Central American rain forests. Now, through this new partnership between Everence and MCC, donated dollars will fund reforestation, fruit tree planting and watershed management programs in some 19 countries around the world.

About Everence

Everence helps individuals, organizations and congregations integrate finances with faith through a national team of advisors and representatives. Everence offers banking, insurance and financial services with community benefits and stewardship education. To learn more, visit www.everence.com or call (800) 348-7468.

About Mennonite Central Committee
Mennonite Central Committee, a worldwide ministry of Anabaptist churches, shares God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice. MCC envisions communities worldwide in right relationship with God, one another and creation. To learn more, visit www.mcc.org or call (888) 563-4676.

Praxis Mutual Funds are advised by Everence Capital Management and distributed through FINRA member BHIL Distributors Inc.

Everence offers banking products that are federally insured by the NCUA. We also offer securities and other products that are not NCUA insured, may involve loss of principal, and have no credit union guarantee.