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July 23, 2020 In the Community WCU News Maria McCaffrey

Workers Credit Union donates $50,000 to support local communities

Workers Credit Union is pleased to announce it has donated an additional $50,000 to local organizations for the continued support of community aid. The Credit Union previously donated more than $30,000 in aid in April.

“While Workers Credit Union has had a long history of supporting local community organizations, we think it is especially important that local companies step up to the plate with donations and sponsorships now, during these difficult times. We know that many of these groups have experienced increased need but decreased funding as a result of COVID-19” said President and CEO, Doug Petersen. “Every little bit helps, and we hope that all of our members and peers who are able will join us in continuing to support them during this time of great need.”

Donations were provided to these and other organizations: NAACP-Worcester for continued work in community advancement, The Acton Discovery Museum to defray family admission costs, Worcester Together fund for economic recovery, The Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster for the Great Futures Virtual 5k, Gardner Senior Center for support services, North Star Family Services for emergency services, The Wall That Heals visit to Townsend, Growing Places for bringing healthy food to neighborhoods, and Sew the Masks, an initiative to provide 1,000,000 masks by Leominster manufacturer AIS.

In 2019, Workers gave more than $375,000 to 170 organizations throughout Worcester, Franklin and Middlesex counties where its 17 branches are located. In 2020, Workers has already donated more than $190,000 to area organizations and continues to accept applications for support of charitable organizations on its website www.wcu.com/community.