Credit Unions gather to support Habitat for Humanity

Nine area credit unions gathered on Tuesday, April 17 to celebrate the launch of the Credit Unions Cares Habitat for Humanity Build.

Volunteers, building team leaders, credit union executives and Habitat for Humanity representatives were in attendance for the kickoff event.

The official build Blitz Day will take place on Saturday, May 19 and construction will continue through July.

The build is a collaborative effort of the Credit Unions Care movement, bringing together Enrichment Federal Credit Union, ETMA Federal Credit Union, Knoxville Area Chapter of Credit Unions, Knoxville Law Enforcement Federal Credit Union, Knoxville TVA Employees Credit

Union, New South Credit Union, ORNL Federal Credit Union, UT Federal Credit Union and Y-12 Federal Credit Union.

“We are truly excited to see the launch of this build,” said Betsy Cunningham, Credit Unions Care spokesperson. “People helping people is not just the mission of credit unions across the nation, it’s a mentality that each of our team members take to heart in their daily work at the credit unions and in the way they support their communities through projects and events.”

Credit Unions Care is an initiative of the credit unions in East Tennessee focusing on the needs of credit union members and operating under a set of core principles includ-

ing concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives. The credit unions of East Tennessee work as part

of Credit Unions Care to propel and support the collaborative credit union mission of people helping people.