Here for you through thick and thin: Kimberly’s Story
Offering a helping hand and a second chance.
Kimberly: Member since 2008
Branch of choice: South City
Kimberly moved to St. Louis in 2007 while she was fighting leukemia. On top of recovering from illness, she was also dealing with identity theft. She said, “At that time, I was literally on my death bed. I didn’t know what was going on. I was fighting to make it.”
Services she uses at SLCCU
When she first joined the Credit Union, she qualified for a Freedom account in order to work her way up to a mainstream one. She got a $500 Freedom Line of Credit with us as well. A few years ago, Kimberly needed a loan, so she used RedDough Money Center to secure a $500 loan. “They lent me the money I needed. I even paid it back before the due date!”
With all of the stress Kimberly has had to endure, including cancer and identity theft, she also lost her grandmother. Kimberly found a helping hand at SLCCU, just to talk. “What Ricky (Branch Manager, South City) said to me was so powerful,” she said. “I think about it all the time. He said, ‘Worrying is like a rocking chair. It’s something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.’ Kim says she wants to get back to her life. “All I know is that God is good. I wasn’t supposed to reach 30, and I wasn’t supposed to reach 40, but here I am. I am so thankful for the Credit Union and everyone here who has helped me through everything I’ve had to live with. The illness, the fraud, the anxiety and depression that goes with that. Now I’m looking to tomorrow.”
Kimberly currently works part time and lives in an apartment. While her son, a 19-year-old freshman in college, lives in student housing, she would like to work towards owning her own home. She plans to visit the South City Wealth Accumulation Center to take home buying classes and connect with a coach to make some financial plans.
“I am so blessed to have people in my life, and at the Credit Union, who have helped me get through so much,” Kimberly said “Today I feel like I’m in such a better place because of it.”