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Dustin West, MCU Business Development Manager presents the donation check to Mimi Hannor, Business Relations at The Open Door Mission.

On Monday, November 30th, Metro Credit Union Business Partnership Manager, Dustin West, planned on making a call to the Lydia House to inform them that Metro would be making a $25,000 donation. For the past decade, Metro has supported the Lydia House, whose mission is to provide support to families in need, and emergency shelter and assistance for homeless and abused women and children. Fortunately for the Lydia House, Dustin ran into road construction after taking his son to the doctor, and he wasn’t able to make the call until Tuesday. What Dustin didn’t know was that December 1st was “Giving Tuesday”, part of a national charitable giving campaign each year following Cyber Monday. According to Mimi Hannor, Business Development Director for the Lydia House, three anonymous donors had agreed to match any donations made on Giving Tuesday. So, Metro’s $25,000 donation immediately became $50,000, thanks to the anonymous benefactors. Sometimes, things happen for a reason; even traffic delays.