Manchester, NH, November 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Bellwether Community Credit Union will once again make Thanksgiving dinner possible for over 150 families. On November 20, Bellwether Community Credit Union staff will deliver approximately 2,000 pounds of turkeys to New Horizons’ Manchester Street location. The donation marks the company’s 10th anniversary of involvement with New Horizons.
The annual contribution is a reflection of the company’s commitment to the community and its employees’ desire to be involved. Bellwether Community Credit Union staff and board members personally provided the funds for the donation. John Gunther, Vice President of Risk Management, spearheaded the project and matched dollars raised for the tenth consecutive year.
“New Horizons has a long standing presence in Greater Manchester and we are honored to have been a partner for so many years,” said Michael L’Ecuyer, President/CEO of Bellwether Community Credit Union. “I am proud of our employees and directors for being leaders beyond our walls and helping local families in need.”
With Bellwether Community Credit Union’s donation, New Horizons will create and distribute Thanksgiving food baskets to local families in need. Each basket will be filled with a turkey and a variety of non-perishable items.
“We are thankful for Bellwether Community Credit Union’s year round support and dedication,” explained Mary Silva, Food Service Manager at New Horizons. “Each month, 6 to 8 Bellwether employees help serve 200 meals in our soup kitchen.”
New Horizons provides food, shelter and supportive services to adults and children in Greater Manchester. Each month, the organization provides food to over 700 households. This holiday season, the organization is anticipating an increased need. For more information, visit newhorizonsfornh.org.
Bellwether Community Credit Union offers financial services to consumers who reside or work in New Hampshire. As a not-for-profit credit union, Bellwether focuses on returning value back to members through attractive rates and low fees; local, personal service; and services, delivery channels and processes that make members lives easier. Members can access their accounts at more than 28,000 free ATMs nationwide and approximately 3,600 CU Service Centers around the world. Bellwether Community Credit Union has branch locations in Manchester and Nashua. For more information about Bellwether Community Credit Union, visit BCCU.org.