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802 Credit Union donates $6000 to Project Feed the Thousands 2022 Campaign

BARRE, VT (January 5, 2023) — On December 22nd, 802 Credit Union Vice President of HR & Compliance Celina Ayers presented a $6000 check to the 2022 Project Feed Campaign. Ayers also sits on the board of Project Feed the Thousands and presented the check to Kelli Corbeil of WTSA and John Sciacca of Brattleboro Subaru, both board members as well.

802 Credit Union has been a proud community supporter of Project Feed for more than a decade, (previously as River Valley Credit Union), providing administrative, marketing and financial support to underwrite the annual campaign.

Mother nature had other plans this year and the annual Fill the Bus event was cancelled due to severe weather. This left Project Feed with an even greater need for financial support to meet the 2022 $100,000 goal, and 802 Credit Union was happy to assist with this donation.

The nonprofit takes donations year-round, to help with the continuing food insecurities that families in our communities face. Monetary, tax-deductible contributions may be sent to Project Feed the Thousands, c/o 802 Credit Union, PO Box 8366, Brattleboro, VT 05304. You can also donate at projectfeedthethousands.org or gofundme.com/f/help-us-purchase-food-nine-area-food-shelves.

802 Credit Union is a $370 million-plus financial institution, with nine locations currently serving over 34,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. 802 Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works or worships in Vermont as well as Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire counties in New Hampshire. For more information about 802 Credit Union visit 802cu.com.

Project Feed the Thousands was started in 1994 by Larry Smith, formerly of WTSA radio, and Entergy Vermont Yankee (Ret.) and George Haynes, formerly of the Brattleboro Savings & Loan (Ret.). Their initial goal was to fill a single tractor trailer with food for people in Brattleboro area. Over the years, the need has grown. Today, Project Feed the Thousands collects multiple tractor trailers’ worth of food and personal care items for thousands of people in and around six communities across southeastern Vermont and southwestern, NH.


About 802 Credit Union

802 Credit Union is a $350 million-plus financial institution, with nine locations currently serving over 33,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. 802 Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works or worships in Vermont as well as Grafton, Sullivan and Cheshire counties in New Hampshire. For more information about 802 Credit Union visit 802cu.com.

Contacts

Lori Crowley
VP, Marketing
802.861.4572
lcrowley@802cu.com

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