Dover Federal Credit Union and Del-One unite to build with Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity
DOVER, DE (October 4, 2013) — International Credit Union Day has been celebrated on the third Thursday of October since 1948. The goal is to raise awareness and celebrate the Credit Union movement. Credit unions continually demonstrate their ability to improve the lives of individuals, families, communities and countries around the world, and have done so for generations. As we commemorate International Credit Union Day this October, we celebrate the theme of “Credit Unions Unite for Good” with more than 196 million people who have established credit unions as their preferred financial partner.
In the spirit of this year’s International Credit Union Day theme of “Credit Unions Unite for Good,” Dover Federal Credit Union and Del-One are pleased to work together for the benefit of the community in co-sponsoring the Unite to Build Walk to help the Central Delaware Habitat for Humanity build a home for volunteer firefighter, Kristen Livesay and her two children.
The walk, scheduled for Saturday, October 26, 2013, will begin at 9:00 A.M. with registration at the North Street, Del-One Federal Credit Union Branch. Midway through the walk, at the Dover Federal Credit Union branch on Salisbury Road, walkers will find tents offering water and refreshments. Each branch will also have a Shed Build, where participants will hammer nails to help build the shed for the Livesay family, and a Sign-the-Stud activity, where individuals have an opportunity to sign or write a message on a stud that will be used to build the house.
Online registrations for individual and team walkers can be found at www.doverfcu.com/walktobuild.php. All are welcome to participate and each registered walker will receive a complimentary t-shirt.
For over 25 years, Habitat for Humanity International has helped low-income families reach their dreams of a place to call home. Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Central Delaware Habitat serves Kent County by constructing and/or renovating simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner-partner families. Habitat houses are sold to these families at no profit and financed with affordable, no-interest loans. The homeowners’ monthly mortgage payments are used to build even more Habitat houses.
First chartered in 1958, Dover Federal Credit Union is the largest credit union in the state of Delaware, with a membership of 38,879. Dover Federal has offices in Smyrna, New Castle, Milford, and Dover, including one at Dover Air Force Base. Dover Federal has proudly served the military and Delaware families for over 50 years. Dover Federal now serves the small business community. More information can be found on Dover Federal’s website at www.doverfcu.com.