NW Priority Credit Union and the National Association of Letter Carriers “Fill the Satchel”

NALC Local Branch 82 and NWPCU have joined together in their fourth year, raising record-breaking donations in the fight against Muscular Dystrophy.

PORTLAND, OR (October 27, 2014) — Portland-based credit union, NW Priority Credit Union, tackled goals in the fight against muscle disease, here, today, raising an astounding $11,028.34 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

The eighty-six year old Oregon credit union drew in more than twice the amount raised in 2013. NWPCU’s Milwaukie Branch alone accounts for $3290.26 of the total contributed.

“We’ve partnered with Branch 82 of NALC for the past four years and we love doing this,” said NWPCU Vice President of Marketing, Lori Connelly.

In 2013, NWPCU helped NALC Branch 82 achieve second in the nation in donations among NALC branches, launching them to just shy of top fundraiser by $40.

“We don’t look at this as a contest, although there is some friendly competition among our locations,” said Connelly before adding, “We mostly look forward to the act of giving and that’s what gives back more than anything.”

“Friendly contests arose, unprompted by managers, as well as advice and words of encouragement between branches, and in the end, we reached our numbers this year by remaining upbeat and compassionate in our support of the MDA,” said NWPCU CEO, Mark Turnham.

The “Fill the Satchel” campaign ran from October 1 through October and is only one of dozens of drives the credit union holds throughout the year. NWPCU is now accepting toy donations from members, which will be given to the Doernbecher’s Children Hospital and SE Portland foster children.

Founded in 1928, NW Priority CU ( is a member-owned financial cooperative offering a full-range of financial services. NWPCU operates seven branches – including locations in Downtown Portland, SE Portland, the Portland Air Base, Rivergate Industrial, Milwaukie, Beaverton and Vancouver, Washington – while maintaining more than 18,000 members and assets of $230 million.

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