Bowater Credit Union Donates $1000 to Feed My Sheep

Left to right: Gail Lawhorn-Pharr, Lori Freeman, Pastor Dave Whaley, Dawn Webb, Bowater Credit Union Calhoun Branch Manager Erin Blankenship
Left to right: Gail Lawhorn-Pharr, Lori Freeman, Pastor Dave Whaley, Dawn Webb, Bowater Credit Union Calhoun Branch Manager Erin Blankenship

Bowater Employees Credit Union member Lori Freeman, has won $1,000 from Bowater Credit Union to her favorite non-profit, Feed My Sheep Sack Pack Program through Benton United Methodist Church.

Bowater Credit Union has asked its members to nominate their favorite non-profit helping people in the counties eligible for credit union membership: Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk.  Feed My Sheep is the fifth and final winner of 2016.

“This program is to help address chronic hunger by discreetly providing food to school-aged students to ensure they have sustenance on weekends during the school year;” wrote Freeman “$125 feeds one child for the entire school year.”

To learn more to make your own contribution to Feed My Sheep call (423) 338-5134.

Each bag is hand stamped with a loving message
Each bag is hand stamped with a loving message

The Pay It Forward program will continue in 2017, and that means any member of Bowater Credit Union can nominate their favorite non-profit for a $1,000 Pay It Forward prize.  Five prizes will be given out in 2017.  For more information, visit www.bowaterecu.org and look under “News & Info”.

Bowater Credit Union began the Pay It Forward program in 2010 as a way to give back to the community it serves.  Since the program’s inception, Bowater Credit Union has given $30,000 to various charities making a difference in our community.

Bowater Credit Union’s Erin Blankenship got in the action and helped stuff some bags for the afternoon delivery
Bowater Credit Union’s Erin Blankenship got in the action and helped stuff some bags for the afternoon delivery

Bowater Employees Credit Union is a federally insured credit union offering savings, checking, loans, and financial education to those who live, work, or go to school in the counties of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk.  They have five branches, over 17,000 members, and $148 million in assets.  To learn more about Bowater Employees Credit Union and its services, call (423) 336-7268 or visit www.bowaterecu.org.

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