Tuesday, December 11th

Co-op Credit Union recently donated supplies and monetary support to area domestic violence shelters through an event held to mark the credit union’s 80th anniversary.

CCU held a week-long supply drive for Bolton Refuge House Inc. and New Horizons Shelter & Outreach Centers Inc. this summer that collected more than 500 items for the two organizations. The credit union also donated $250 to each shelter to help support their programs and services with a match of a dollar for nearly every item collected.

“We’re honored to be able to help important organizations in our region for CCU’s anniversary,” said Eric Chrisinger, CCU’s president and CEO. “Giving back and practicing our ‘People Helping People’ philosophy is part of our mission as a cooperative and credit union.”

CCU received its charter and was officially founded in 1938 in the midst of the Great Depression and at a time of rural electrification when consumers were seeking credit to pay for new appliances.