Interra's Hometown Giving Project Exceeds $40,000
January 24, 2018 - Interra Credit Union, its staff and members donated more than $40,000 to a variety of agencies across a six-county area during the 24th annual Hometown Giving holiday service project. It represents a $10,000 increase over last year.
In addition, hundreds of boxes of Giving Tree wish list items have been distributed as additional support to the agencies and organizations that help those in need. The Hometown Giving project included a corporate donation of $25,000, staff fundraisers added almost $10,000 and members donated through the Merry Match initiative. Interra’s staff also helped raise funds for the Salvation Army, volunteering to ring bells over a two-day period.
Interra sponsored and staff members volunteered to host parties at Boys and Girls clubs and Bashor Children’s Home, work at Soup of Success, hosted a blood drive and purchased and delivered gifts through adopt-a-family programs.
The recipients of the money raised and the wish list items collected included ADEC, ARC Opportunities, Bashor Children’s Home, Boys and Girls Clubs of Bremen, Goshen, Elkhart, Middlebury and Nappanee; CAPS, Cardinal Services, Center for Healing and Hope, Church Community Services/Soup of Success, Elijah Haven, Elkhart County Safe Haven (women’s shelter); Elkhart County Council on Aging, Fairfield Food Pantry, Family Christian Development Center, Lakeland Youth Center, Lighthouse Ministries, MDC Goldenrod, Monroe Circle Community Center, RETA, Ryan's Place, Salvation Army, Shop with a Cop, St. Joe Valley Blue Star Mothers, Syracuse Food Pantry, The Post, Toys for Tots, West Noble School, Wakarusa Elementary School and The Window.