Ent donates funds, vehicle to Peak Vista

Ent Federal Credit Union had donated a mobile-unit vehicle and $15,000 to Peak Vista Community Health Centers.

Peak Vista plans to use the service vehicle – which Ent used for promotions and as a mobile ATM unit –  to visit neighborhoods during its efforts to educate people in low-income areas and enroll them in health programs.

Ent chose Peak Vista for the donation because the nonprofit provides health care and other vital services for people with access barriers to medical care.

“We wanted to give the vehicle to an organization that could put it to good use helping local people in need,” said Barb Winter, Ent’s senior vice president.

“(Peak Vista was) an ideal recipient of this donation.”

Established in 1971, Peak Vista has more than 500 employees at 20 centers throughout El Paso and Teller counties. Each year, the nonprofit offers primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to more than 61,000 residents of the Pikes Peak region.

Ent has $3.1 billion in assets, more than 203,000 members, and 27 service centers throughout Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver.