Maine Savings raises more than $36,000 for Ending Hunger
In a year when more people than ever need help, and when raising money was made more difficult by the pandemic and our lobbies being closed for most of the year, Maine Savings' employees and members stepped up and raised a record-breaking $36,122 for the Maine Credit Unions' Ending Hunger campaign. Every penny of these funds will be distributed to organizations within each of our branch communities to directly help provide food to people who need it. Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause in 2021 that greatly impacts our communities. Click the button below to read about the entire Maine Credit Unions' Ending Hunger statewide campaign.
Maine Savings Donates $25,000 to RSU 24 Building Project
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 to the RSU 24 building project of a new Grade 6-12 school.
Although the state of Maine is paying for most of the project, guidelines have been established regarding what the State will and will not financially support. The Building Committee has identified project expenses that require outside fundraising support. Items on that list include a gym concession kitchen, sprint track, digital signage, field sprinkler system, dugouts, batting cage, outdoor sound system, state-of-the-art technology, and other amenities.
Knowing that students best succeed when the community invests in them, a group of volunteers has organized and formed Friends of Sumner’s Future, to support the construction of the new school by raising private funds for the project. The goal of the group is to raise $1 Million through private donations. Friends of Sumner’s Future is committed to ensuring that this new Grade 6-12 school will provide a 21st century learning environment that will enable the students of that community to be successful for decades to come. "We are thrilled to receive this generous contribution from Maine Savings Federal Credit Union to support the new Sumner building project,” stated Megan Moshier, Fundraising Committee Chair. “We agree that the most important investment we can make is in our children and their education.” She continued on, “We are tremendously appreciative and hope other large businesses and organizations will also see the value in investing in this project and follow the lead of Maine Savings."
“The generosity of Maine Savings certainly demonstrates the commitment the credit union has toward education,” said Michael Eastman, RSU 24 Superintendent. He continued “RSU 24 is very appreciative of the donation and thankful for the credit union’s investment in the future of our students.”
John Reed, CEO of Maine Savings stated “Education is the lifeblood of our communities. We are so pleased to be in a position to support such a worthy and critical endeavor for the entire Downeast community. Let’s all get behind this project to ensure a state-of-the-art learning facility will be built that will enable our students to be successful for decades to come.”
More can be learned about the project by visiting www.rsu24.org.