Login to View Full Member Content:

Northwest FCU Recognized for Work with Local Meals on Wheels

Feb 6, 2013 by Lewis Wood

Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation won a 1st Place Award in the state Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program for Credit Unions. The NWFCU Foundation is honored for its work with the Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels, an organization delivering nutritious meals to elderly and disabled residents unable to shop for or prepare meals on their own. The Foundation set a goal to help feed 270 members of its community through the volunteer efforts of 31 NWFCU staff members.

Northwest Federal Credit Union Foundation won a 1st Place Award in the state Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program for Credit Unions. The Social Responsibility Recognition Award Program, sponsored by the Virginia Credit Union League and the Credit Union National Association, honors credit unions for involvement in community projects and activities.

The NWFCU Foundation is honored for its work with the Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels, an organization delivering nutritious meals to elderly and disabled residents unable to shop for or prepare meals on their own. The Foundation set a goal to help feed 270 members of its community through the volunteer efforts of 31 NWFCU staff members.

"Like so many non-profits and charities, Meals on Wheels finds itself serving a greater number of eligible clients while facing the challenge of recruiting volunteers to help it accomplish its mission," said Northwest Federal Credit Union President/CEO Chris McDonald. "We are proud to partner with Meals on Wheels and help them meet a critical need in aiding some of the most vulnerable members of our community."

Learn more about the Fairfax Area Meals on Wheels program online:http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/dfs/olderadultservices/meals-on-wheels.htm

About Northwest Federal Credit Union
Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 100 credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal is dedicated to providing financial services and education to its members and the community. The Credit Union serves more than 111,000 members and has assets in excess of $2.2 billion. For information, visit www.nwfcu.org.

The competition is named after Dora Maxwell, a credit union pioneer, who worked with several organizations to improve the living standards of the poor and needy.

Comments

Add New Comment

Please Log in to comment.