RTN’s Walk Home 2018 steps it up for homeless teens and families
WALTHAM, MA (June 15, 2018) — More than 100 walkers, volunteers and staff participated in RTN Federal Credit Union’s 8th annual Walk Home for the Homeless on June 10. 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 close to $180,000 since the inception of Walk Home in 2011. There will be an official ceremony in September to give this year’s Walk Home funds to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
“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. “We appreciate the efforts of everyone who came together to help the estimated 42,000 children and teens who will experience homelessness in Massachusetts this year.”
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.
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 largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with over $1 billion in assets, nearly 50,000 members and 18 branches. RTN Federal Credit Union serves more than 1,100 sponsor groups including two major employers in Massachusetts – Raytheon Company and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.