MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (3/3/15)--In support of reducing homelessness in the state, Massachusetts credit unions presented the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless with a check for $135,000 last week (Daily CU Scan March 2).
Nicole James, chair of the Cooperative Credit Union Association's (CCUA) social responsibility committee and senior vice president of retail services at RTN FCU, Waltham, Mass., and Paul Gentile, CCUA president/CEO, presented the ceremonial check to Robyn Frost, coalition executive director.
"It is the financial assistance that the coalition receives from credit unions across our state that allows us to be there when families and unaccompanied youths are in need," Frost said.
RTN FCU raised more than $34,000 last year for the cause--the most by any credit union in the state-- with Hanscom FCU, Hanscom Air Force Base, just behind it with a donation of more than $33,800.
Boston Firefighters CU; Brotherhood CU, Lynn; Harvard CU, Cambridge; Members Plus CU, Medford; and St. Jean's CU, Salem, all donated more than $2,000 to the effort.
"Building on the credit union core principles of cooperatives helping people and local communities, the Massachusetts credit unions are committed to the Coalition and its efforts to eradicate homelessness within our state," Gentile said.