Donations cap 60 years of service to community
This year Clackamas Federal Credit Union celebrated its 60th year of service with $10,000 donations both to the Clackamas Service Center, and to the Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council.
Credit union officials also donated 60 sleeves of canned tuna to Sandy Action Center, 60 fully stocked school backpacks to Operation Backpack, 60 sets of diapers and wipes to Canby Pregnancy Care Center, 60 boxes of chemical light sticks to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue, 60 five-packs of baby onesies to A Safe Place Family Justice Center, 60 boxes of exam gloves to Clackamas Volunteers in Medicine, 60 two-packs of peanut butter to Clackamas Service Center, and 60 meals to the Milwaukie Meals on Wheels program.
"In addition to helping members achieve their financial goals, Clackamas is passionate about the overall well-being of the people who live in the areas we serve," said the credit union's CEO Mary Greco.
The Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council will use the donated funds to purchase new equipment that will boost their response capabilities and expand their training resources, translating into faster, more thorough coverage of search areas. This is the fifth annual donation from Clackamas to Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council for a total of $50,000.
Sherri Magdlen, Mt. Hood Search and Rescue Council fundraising manager, said, "Clackamas Federal Credit Union is such a godsend. We don't receive any government funding and the generosity of Clackamas helps us save lives."
Clackamas Service Center is using the funds to help provide approximately 3,000 meals to the roughly 600 households that they help each month. This donation also will play a part in providing around 300 hot showers to community members in need.
Beyond financial support, credit union employees regularly have volunteered at Clackamas Service Center for the past several years. Branches collect food, clothing and toiletries donated directly from credit-union members.