RTN collects blankets and clothing for the homeless
WALTHAM, MA (February 21, 2018) — RTN members and staff collected and donated more than one hundred items of clothing and blankets through its participation in the Massachusetts Cooperative Credit Union Association’s annual Clothing and Blanket Drive held in January at RTN branches. The donation included fifty blankets for infants and children that were knitted by Blankets for Kids volunteers from the Amesbury Senior Community Center.
RTN was one of the five credit unions that collected the most blankets. Coordinated through the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s (CCUA) Massachusetts Social Responsibility Committee, twenty credit unions donated 838 blankets and hundreds of warm clothing items to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and twenty other local agencies across the Commonwealth.
“We’re proud that RTN and credit unions throughout Massachusetts participate in the CCUA’s annual blanket drive to help those in need stay warm, particularly during the winter months,” says Milagros Zayas, RTN Vice President of Retail Branches.
Community involvement is a core value of RTN as a credit union. RTN supports local community projects and initiatives, and works collaboratively with members, sponsor groups, and surrounding communities through financial support and volunteer participation.
RTN member Dianne Swistak, RTN Amesbury Branch Manager Michael Menas and Andrea Eaton.
About RTN Federal Credit Union
RTN is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to helping members achieve financial well-being through quality products and personalized service. Founded in 1945, RTN is one of the ten largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with nearly $900 million in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 20 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 800 employer groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Company and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.