People Helping People: Credit Unions Care to celebrate completion of Knoxville Habitat build on Wednesday, August 22

OAK RIDGE, TN (August 16, 2018) — Since May 2018, Credit Unions Care has collaborated with Knoxville Habitat for Humanity to help address the need for affordable housing where they live, work and play.  This project was a collaborative effort of  the Knoxville Chapter of Credit Unions and eight area credit unions, including:

  • Enrichment Federal Credit Union
  • ETMA Federal Credit Union
  • Knoxville Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union
  • Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union
  • New South Credit Union
  • ORNL Federal Credit Union
  • UT Federal Credit Union
  • Y-12 Federal Credit Union
  • and the Knoxville Area Chapter of Credit Unions.

The build brought together credit union employees to build a home with Tyra Gann, a hardworking single mother in need of a safe and affordable home for her family (family bio attached).

The eight local credit unions took the credit union philosophy of “people helping people” to the next level by working together to build a Knoxville Habitat home. Gann invested 500 hours of “sweat equity” with the Knoxville Habitat program through classes and volunteer work. Because of her commitment, and the partnership with Credit Unions Care, she will dedicate her new home on August 22.

The media is invited to join Credit Unions Care for the Dedication:

WHEN:           Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 12:00 p.m.

(Snacks will be provided)

WHO:    To schedule interviews and/or live remote contact Credit Unions Care spokesperson Kristina Howard at 865-599-2187 or

Tyra Gann

About Y-12 Federal Credit Union

Y-12 Credit Union is a full-service financial institution headquartered in Oak Ridge, TN, with 16 branches located in Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Knox, Roane, Loudon, Union, and Sevier counties serving over 114,000 members. Membership is open to businesses and individuals including immediate family members that live, work, worship, or attend school within our eight-county service area. Membership may also be obtained for individuals who join the Y-12 FCU Gives Foundation. For more information about Y-12 Credit Union, visit


Alicia Strange

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