As March roars in as a lion with blistering cold temperatures, Brotherhood Credit Union has made it possible for low income households to stay warm.
With fuel costs continuing to outpace many low income households ability to pay, Brotherhood Credit Union (www.brotherhoodcreditunion.org) has donated $2,800 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless to assist in making homes warm. This comes at a time of year when many households have exhausted their fuel assistance and their oil tanks are empty. The Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless will work with their advocates to ensure families most in need will receive the assistance they so desperately need to put oil in their tanks.
“At Brotherhood Credit union we understand how many of our neighbors are struggling at this time of year; our donation will go directly to helping them keep their homes warm.” Adam Sherman, Chief Financial Officer, Brotherhood Credit Union.
The Massachusetts Coalition for the homeless is a leader in developing innovative advocacy and programming on homelessness prevention, affordable housing and meeting basic needs. These efforts result in measurable outcomes and community impact. Created in 1981, the Coalition embraces a collaborative approach to unify people and mobilize resources to support its mission to end homelessness in the Commonwealth.
In its sixth year working with the Coalition, BCU has donated a total of $17,000 to families in need of fuel assistance. As BCU celebrates its 80th year in business and operating in the city of Lynn, the board and management realizes the importance to give back to a community that it has served for over three quarters of a century.
In addition to the heating program BCU is proud to support the Coalition's initiative A Bed For Every Child. BCU and its members make regular donations to this worthy cause.BCU is a full service credit union, which was incorporated in 1934 in Lynn. Now operating in Lynn and Marblehead with assets over $100,000,000, BCU’s membership is open to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, or Norfolk counties.