RTN GoodWorks Foundation donates $2,100 to ABCD Winter Emergency Campaign and Fuel Assistance Program
WALTHAM, MA (May 2, 2016) — The RTN GoodWorks Foundation presented a $2,100 check to ABCD’s (Action for Boston Community Development, Inc.) Winter Emergency Campaign and Fuel Assistance Program on Monday, April 25. The funds will help heat three households in Dorchester and Brookline. Donations throughout the year continue to assist families seeking assistance with heating and fuel expenses incurred during the winter season.
“Having a warm home is a basic necessity of life,” comments Peter Cole, Board Member of RTN Federal Credit Union (RTNFCU), Board Chair of RTN GoodWorks Foundation, and Quality Review Specialist, Quality & Patient Safety at Lawrence General Hospital. “We are delighted to support ABCD in its important mission of ensuring thousands of families in need of fuel assistance don’t go without.”
The check presentation at ABCD headquarters in Boston was attended by Joan Kuhn, Board Member, RTNFCU, and RTN GoodWorks Foundation Board Member; Nicole James, Senior Vice President, RTNFCU, and Treasurer, RTN GoodWorks Foundation; and Sarita Ledani, Assistant Vice President of Business Development, RTNFCU, and Executive Director, RTN GoodWorks Foundation.
“We’re so grateful to the RTN GoodWorks Foundation, whose generosity helps us continue to be there for families in need with supportive initiatives like our Winter Emergency Campaign and Fuel Assistance Program,” says ABCD President/CEO John Drew. “Winters are harsh, especially for those less fortunate, but the kind support and outreach from partners like this can make a dramatic difference in these families’ lives.”
The Foundation’s activities and community giving are focused in communities where RTN Credit Union branches are located, including Dorchester and Brookline, with fuel assistance an area of interest. The Foundation disperses funds to organizations not individuals. Dorchester represents 41 percent of households served through ABCD’s Fuel Assistance Program. Of the almost 2 percent of households in Brookline served through ABCD’s Fuel Assistance Program, 67 percent of those households are comprised of the elderly.
About RTN Federal Credit Union
RTN Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative, owned by and operated by its members. Established in 1945, RTN is one of the largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with more than $1 billion assets, close to 50,000 members and 18 branches. RTN serves more than 1,100 sponsor groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Technologies and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
ABCD serves more than 100,000 low-income Boston-area residents annually through its central offices and a decentralized network of Neighborhood Service Centers (NSCs), Head Start centers, Family Planning sites and Foster Grandparent sites. Programs and affiliations include Fuel Assistance; Head Start; Child Care Services; Child Care Choices of Boston; Education; Career Development; Housing and Homelessness Services; Health Services; Family Planning; Urban College of Boston; University High – an Alternative High School; Ostiguy High School for high school students in recovery; Weatherization; Foster Grandparents; Elder Services; Intergenerational Programs; management of the Combined Federal Campaign, Commonwealth of Massachusetts and City of Boston employee giving campaigns; advocacy and consumer services.