Metro Donates to Citizens for Adequate Housing

Warm Blankets & Financial Assistance in This Difficult Winter

Peabody, Mass. (January 20, 2014) – Metro Credit Union, the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts, presented a donation of $500 in new, warm blankets as well as a check for an additional $500 to Peabody-based Citizens for Adequate Housing.  The donation was made at Metro CU’s branch at 68 Main Street in Peabody.  Branch employees also donated another $135 during the presentation.

Metro CU’s Peabody branch manager Vanessa Silveiria presented the blankets and check to Corey Jackson, Executive Director of Citizens for Adequate Housing, which ends homelessness one family at a time by providing a dignified, nurturing, and supportive environment that empowers each family to reach its social and economic potential.

“Gifts like this one from Metro Credit Union represent so much more than the value of the donation,” said Jackson.  “They symbolize renewed hope and a second chance for every family we serve.”

Metro CU encourages the community to support organizations like Citizens for Adequate Housing, which works tirelessly to empower homeless families and create more success stories in the communities it serves. Donations, which can be made online at have the following essential impact in the community:

  • $100 supplies emergency diapers to a family in need.
  • $250 transports family members to medical appointments and job interviews.
  • $500 covers groceries for all of the families we serve.
  • $1,000 funds services and housing for one homeless family.

About Metro Credit Union

Metro Credit Union is the largest state-chartered credit union in Massachusetts with over $1.3 billion in assets, and serves more than 170,000 members. It is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to anyone living or working in Essex, Middlesex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Plymouth, Barnstable or Worcester counties in Eastern Massachusetts, as well as Massachusetts state employees and retirees throughout the Commonwealth.

Founded in 1926, Metro CU is a non-profit cooperative institution, owned by and operated for the people who use and benefit from its products and services. Metro CU uses superior customer service and technology to deliver a full range of financial products to consumers and businesses in eastern Massachusetts. Metro CU is well known for providing members with unlimited refunds of other banks’ ATM fees through its My Reward Checking account.

Metro CU has 14 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.