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Robins Financial Credit Union Continues Support of Habitat for Humanity

Warner Robins, GA — Robins Financial Credit Union recently made a corporate donation of $1,500 to the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity.

In addition to the corporate donation, a team of 14 Robins Financial Credit Union employees met at a home on Lynmore Estates for Habitat’s “Women Build Day.”

Robins Financial Credit Union has partnered with the Macon Area Habitat for Humanity since 2008, and employees have frequently donated their time to construct Habitat homes. 

Robins Financial Credit Union is a local non-profit financial cooperative with nineteen branches in central Georgia. Robins Financial currently provides financial services to over 168,000 members, with assets exceeding $2.0 billion. 

Macon-Bibb nationally ranked for customer service in March

In March, Macon-Bibb was ranked second in the country for total issues resolved for cities with 150,000 or more people. More than 2,100 issues were resolved, and the only city to have more was Detroit, MI.

This is very impressive considering Detroit has more than four times Macon-Bibb’s population but only closed abut 600 more issues. With its much larger population, Detroit only closed one issue for every 167 people, while Macon-Bibb closed one issue for every 45 residents.

To read the full blog and see the other cities ranked, click here.

Since these monthly rankings began in July 2015, Macon-Bibb has been in the Top 10 all but one month. For all of 2015, we ranked #8 with more than 14,000 issues resolved.

Honoring the Women of Macon-Bibb County government

March 2016 in Macon-Bibb County was Women’s History Month, and at the March 1 Commission Meeting, Mayor Robert Reichert and Commissioners invited all the women in attendance forward to be recognized for their contributions to the community. The next week, the Commission recognized International Women’s Day.

“The Macon-Bibb County government is filled with women who just want to help their county be the best it can be. And they all believe that starts from the inside out,” says Rachel Gambill, Communications Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs. “The work we put in on a day-to-day basis radiates outward into our communities, and that’s something we each have in common.”

MaconBibbTV features Frank Johnson Rec Center groundbreaking

One of the most popular places in Macon-Bibb’s Unionville neighborhood is the Frank Johnson Recreation Center…but it was in need of some repairs and upgrades. Now, thanks to the voter-approved Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), the Center is getting $939,000 worth of them. 

Watch this MaconBibbTV feature to hear from Johnson’s wife, Dorothy,
and project leaders about what’s coming to the recreation center.

Improvements and upgrades include a welcoming new entrance, a computer lab, new open meeting spaces, security upgrades, new bathrooms, doors, paint, and more! And that’s just Phase 1 of the overall plan. Phase 2 will include a new gym and weight room. 

National Reentry Week community resource fair Wednesday

The United States Department of Justice has designated April 24 – 30, 2016 as National Reentry Week. Major steps have been taken to make the criminal justice system just, fair, and effective at reducing recidivism. In recognition of National Reentry Week, the Macon Reentry Coalition (MRC), a local nonprofit that connects returning citizens to resources, will host a free event open to the public.

On Wednesday, April 27 beginning at 9:00 a.m., the Macon Reentry Coalition will hold a meeting and resource fair at the Goodwill Helms Career Center (240 Broadway). Local representatives from education, housing, counseling, health, veteran services and employment agencies will answer questions and assist in making referrals. Light refreshments will be available.

Macon-Bibb County releases March SPLOST Financial Statement

To help keep the public updated on the progress of projects, Macon-Bibb County releases monthly financial statements for Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds. All statements are posted to a website dedicated to announcements, updates, and information about how the County is using the funds on the projects approved by voters.

To view the March 2016 Financial Statement, click here.

Robins Financial Continues Partnership with Rebuilding Together

Warner Robins, GA — On Saturday, April 9, Robins Financial Credit Union employees met at a home in Warner Robins to participate in Rebuilding Together’s Christmas In April. Staff members did heavy yard work and made minor repairs to the home for the homeowner.

Robins Financial Credit Union has participated in Rebuilding Together’s Christmas In April since 1997 and has donated over $100,000 to Rebuilding Together since that time.

“Robins Financial Credit Union believes in giving back to the community. We are proud to continue to partner with Rebuilding Together in an effort to make our community a better place,” Dee Dee Côté, Senior Vice President of Administration for Robins Financial Credit Union, said.

Rebuilding Together is a national nonprofit organization that revitalizes communities by making home and yard repairs for the elderly, disabled and veterans.