LCU Spreads Warmth from Blanket Drive
Leominster Credit Union Spreads Warmth
from Blanket Drive
Leominster, MA, – March, 2018 - Leominster Credit Union donated 102 new blankets to area homeless shelters and charities. Twenty Massachusetts Credit Unions along with the Cooperative Credit Union Association participated in the 2018 Blanket Drive during the month of January. The credit unions donated a total of 838 blankets and hundreds of warm clothing items to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and 20 other local agencies across the state. LCU has participated in the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s initiative along with area Credit Unions since 2011.
“We are extremely pleased with the number of blankets we collected this year,” said John O’Brien, LCU President & CEO. “The generosity from members and staff was exceptional. A special thanks to Lorrie Brodeur and the residents from Sun Rise Senior Living Center for the blankets they made and donated to the drive. Giving back to the community is a core value of the LCU employees and one we strongly believe in. We are pleased that we are able to assist so many through this blanket drive.”
Blankets were distributed to the following area organizations: Montachusett Interfaith Hospital Network, Leominster; Our Father’s House, Fitchburg; Ginny’s Helping Hands, Leominster; Battered Women’s Shelter, Holden Senior Center; Andy’s Attic, Worcester; Wheat Community Connection/ Hidden Treasures, Clinton; Sterling Fire Department, McKay School, Fitchburg and Leominster Emergency Management to assist 15 people who were recently displaced by fire.
Photo - Left to right: ; John O’Brien, LCU President & CEO, Susan Chalifoux Zephir, Executive Director/Ginny’s Helping Hand; Rachel Terrell, LCU Executive Assistant