WCCU donates $5,000 to Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need (RICan)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Westerly Community Credit Union recently donated $5,000 to the Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need (RICan) to help them provide emergency food, clothing, and other necessities to people experiencing financial hardship in Washington County. This donation is continuation of #WCCUCares initiatives to help local community organizations that directly help those in the community struggling by the effects of COVID-19.

“The ripple effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will be felt in many ways throughout the community,” stated Stephen White, President/CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union.  “We hope this donation will help RICan replenish needed supplies and meet the rising needs of those who are facing hardship.”

“WCCU has been instrumental for so many businesses, and we at RICan are incredibly grateful for their support,” stated Scott Straight, RICan Board Chair.  “WCCU’s timing could not have been better as we are seeing a drastic increase in families within our community finding themselves food insecure since the supplemental unemployment has run out. With this donation, RICAN is in now in a better position to help support our neighbors in need.” 

If you would like to support RICan through a personal or corporate donation, call (401) 364-9412. You can also donate directly by mailing a check made payable to RICan at P.O. Box 73, Carolina RI 02812.  

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 19,800 members with lending and deposit products through their convenient locations in Wakefield, Richmond, Westerly, as well as online via 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- Best Employer (2018) and “Spreadin’ the Love” (2019 & 2020) community service awards; as well as PBN Best Places to Work (2018-19).

About Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need (RICan):
Rhode Island Center Assisting those in Need (RICan) provides emergency food, clothing, and other necessities for Rhode Islanders in crisis, primarily in Washington County.  Donate food such as fruits, vegetables, and non-perishable items, as well as personal hygiene items directly. Also welcome are donations of clothing, furniture and more for the Thrift shop.  Call (401) 364-9412 for more information.