Metro Credit Union Donates to Citizens for Adequate Housing

CHELSEA, Mass. (February 18, 2015) – For a second year in a row, 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.

Metro CU’s Peabody branch manager Vanessa Silveira 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.

“We are delighted that Metro continually supports Citizens for Adequate Housing. The donation is integral to our overall mission to empower homeless families and we thank Metro for being a community partner of ours,” says Jackson.

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 www.cahns.org 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.

This donation was given in sponsorship of the Massachusetts Credit Union League’s January Blanket Drive.

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

Metro Credit Union has 15 branch offices conveniently located in Boston, Burlington, Chelsea, Framingham, Lawrence, Lynn, Melrose, Newton, Peabody, Salem, and Tewksbury, and is also a leader in workplace banking, serving over 1,800 companies throughout the state.