HERNDON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Northwest Federal Credit Union made one of its largest donations in late July, benefitting six local charities as part of the credit union’s 70 Acts of We, celebrating 70 years of service to the community.
As its 13th Act of We, the credit union donated $2,324 each to Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Arts Herndon, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia, Cornerstones, (all Community Partners of the credit union) and NWFCU Foundation (Northwest Federal’s charitable arm). The donations reflect $70 for each member who financed their new home loan through the credit union from March 1-June 30, 2017.
“We thank our Community Partners for the invaluable work they do in the community,” said Acting President and CEO of Northwest Federal, Jeff Bentley. “We are honored to have been a part of the Northern Virginia community for the past 70 years and look forward to additional opportunities to partner with these organizations in the future.”
Northwest Federal also donated $2,002 to Special Olympics Virginia as its 32nd Act of We, representing $70 for each car loan made during the month of June.
“The funds [Northwest Federal] raised can support 20 athletes in school programs (where Special Olympics athletes play as teammates with their nondisabled peers); 10 athletes at Summer Games (where athlete health care issues can be addressed); or one athlete at the World Games representing all of Virginia and revealing the possibilities,” said Executive Director of Special Olympics Virginia, Richard Jeffrey. “Northwest Federal is making dreams come true!”
Northwest Federal’s 70 Acts of We continue throughout 2017. The program celebrates the local community, the credit union’s members and employees.
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 50 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 currently serves more than 220,000 members and has assets in excess of $3.2 billion. For more information, visit www.nwfcu.org or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.