RTN Federal Credit Union steps it up for Walk Home 2017
WALTHAM, MA (June 13, 2017) — Nearly 200 walkers, volunteers and staff participated in RTN Federal Credit Union’s 7th annual Walk Home for the Homeless. The 5K Walk events took place simultaneously in three locations — Danvers Rail Trail, Dorchester Park and Waltham Common. Each Walk began with an Opening Program featuring remarks from local officials, and senior executives from the Credit Union and the Coalition.
Walk Home funds are collected through the RTN GoodWorks Foundation and donated to help homeless teens and families in Danvers, Dorchester and Waltham, and support the work of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. RTN has raised more $140,000 since the inception of Walk Home in 2011. With these funds, 367 youth children have received a new bed of their own through A Bed for Every Child; 15,568 articles of clothing have been distributed to homeless youth through the Teen Closet and 720 new t-shirts, sweatshirts and weather outerwear has filled the Teen Closet.
“Walk Home demonstrates our Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to support the Mass. Coalition for the Homeless and help the homeless in local communities we serve,” says Richard Wright, RTN CEO and Treasurer. “As a credit union, community involvement is a core value of RTN. We are proud of our partnerships with local organizations to help those in need on a regular basis.”
RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness, and promotes financial literacy and community involvement. Founded in 2011, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a natural outgrowth of the Credit Union’s commitment to community activities and financial literacy as a key component of financial health.
RTN staff with walkers and volunteers at Walk Home 2017 in Waltham.
Getting ready for Walk Home 2017 in Danvers.
RTN Staff at Dorchester Park for Walk Home 2017
About RTN Federal Credit Union
RTN is a full-service financial cooperative, owned and operated by its members. Established in 1945, it is one of the tenth largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with nearly $900 million in assets, 50,000 members and 20 branches. Membership is open to employees and families of more than 800 sponsor groups.