Earthmover Credit Union raises over $3,000 at BBQ Fundraiser for local teen

OSWEGO, IL (August 30, 2021) — Earthmover Credit Union raised $3,367.07 at a BBQ Fundraiser to help cover the medical expenses of a local teenager in need.

ECU’s drive-thru BBQ Fundraiser took place 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25 at 2205 Baseline Road, Oswego.

“Earthmover had a great turnout for our BBQ Fundraiser,” said coordinator Jennifer Young.

All proceeds went to the medical expenses of 16-year-old Mackenzie Hockings. Hockings has Rett Syndrome, a condition that causes uncontrollable seizures. After being hospitalized and receiving treatment, Hockings returned home in April 2021.

“Mackenzie and her family appreciate everyone’s support, thank you!” said Young.

ECU sold 220 meals of 5B’s BBQ food. Cars wrapped around the parking lot as community members waited to receive their food and show their support. ECU staff members prepared meals in front of their administrative building and delivered them to the cars. As a credit union, ECU’s mission is to help people by finding creative ways to meet the community’s needs.

About Earthmover Credit Union

ECU is a not-for-profit full-service banking institution that has been serving its members for over 60 years. Membership is available to anyone living or working in one of the following counties: Kendall, Kane, DuPage, Will, LaSalle, DeKalb and Grundy. As a not-for-profit organization, Earthmover returns its earnings to its members through lower loan rates, higher savings rates, lower fees and more. ECU currently provides banking services to over 29,000 members at its six branch offices, located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora and North Aurora, as well as a student-run branch in the Oswego High School. For more information, please contact ECU at 630-844-4950 or log onto


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