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Maine Credit Unions honor 10th anniversary of 9/11 with largest-ever donation to local heroes
Maine Credit Unions honor 10th anniversary of 9/11 with largest-ever donation to local heroes

 

‘People Remembering & Helping People’ was the theme for the Tenth Anniversary 9/11 tribute by Maine’s credit unions to the five Red Cross Chapters of Maine.  At the ceremony, Maine’s credit unions honored and remembered the victims of 9/11 and their families.  Also receiving recognition were the organizations that work each day to protect the health and safety of Maine people, as checks were also presented to the Emergency Food Relief Fund of each Red Cross Chapter.  In addition, as part of the continued effort of Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, a donation was made to a food pantry located in each chapter.  Since 2001, through the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger, Maine’s credit unions have contributed over $64,110 the Emergency Food Relief Funds of Maine’s Red Cross Chapters in memory of 9/11.   

The five Red Cross Chapters in Maine who received donations are the: Southern Maine Chapter, United Valley Chapter, Mid Coast Chapter, Pine Tree Chapter, and Pine Tree-Aroostook Chapter.

The five food pantries in Maine who received donations are the: Wayside Soup Kitchen of Portland, Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Food Pantry of Brunswick, St. Mary’s Food Pantry of Lewiston, MANNA Food Pantry of Bangor, and Catholic Charities of Maine of Caribou.

The tribute included brief remarks from credit union and Red Cross representatives, and monetary contributions totaling $12,055.00.

“The Maine credit union philosophy of ‘people helping people’ goes hand in hand with the Red Cross mission of saving lives and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies,” explained Jon Paradise, Governmental & Public Affairs Manager for the Maine Credit Union League.  “As we honor the tenth anniversary of 9/11, it is important to remember both the tragedies that impact our entire nation, as well as those which occur in our communities each day, in what remains a challenging time for many.”

Since 1990, the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger has raised over $3.9 million to help end hunger in Maine.

Founded in 1938, the Maine Credit Union League is the State Trade Association for Maine’s 64 credit unions providing a variety of services and products to assist credit unions in meeting the needs of their membership.  Visit www.mainecul.org for more information.

 

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