WCCU Receives Community Hero Award

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

The Westerly Community Credit Union (WCCU) recently received the 2021 “Community Hero” Chamber Choice Award from the Southern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce.  

In recognition of the impact of COVID-19 on member businesses, the Chamber decided to let Chamber members choose the reason(s) to nominate their fellow businesses rather than nominating for traditional award categories. 

Local businesses recognized WCCU for always being there to lend a hand through donations to local causes or volunteering in the community. WCCU’s Financial Literacy Program, teaching local high school and college students how to manage their finances, budget their money and understand credit was also recognized by SRI Chamber member businesses. Finally, WCCU was applauded for the safe environment they provided for their members and their employees during the pandemic.

"We are very proud that we have been recognized for the very things we hold in high regard,” stated Stephen White, President/CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union. "Giving back to the communities we serve is such an important piece of who we are, and we look forward to continuing this support for years to come.”

Westerly Community Credit Union serves over 19,700 members with branch locations in Wakefield, Richmond and Westerly. Membership is open to all who reside or work in Rhode Island & New London County, CT.  
To become a member, or to learn more about Westerly Community Credit Union, please visit their website at www.westerlyccu.com.

About Westerly Community Credit Union:

The WCCU mantra, #WCCUCares, emphasizes their focus on caring about their members, their members’ financial success, and their community. Established in 1948, Westerly Community Credit Union is a local, full–service financial institution that currently serves over 19,700 members with lending and deposit products through convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, and online at www.westerlyccu.com. Recent WCCU awards: Westerly Sun’s Readers’ Choice Best Bank Award (2017-18-19 and top 3 in 2020); Southern RI Chamber Choice Award 2021, Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019) community service awards; as well as PBN Best Places to Work (2018, 2019 and 2021).