WCCU donates $5,000 to the Jonnycake Center for Hope

Monday, September 28, 2020

Westerly Community Credit Union recently donated $5,000 to the Jonnycake Center for Hope. This donation will help them assist people experiencing financial hardship within Washington County. This donation is a continuation of #WCCUCares initiatives to help local community organizations that directly help those in the community struggling by the effects of COVID-19.

“The credit union philosophy is People Helping People. We take pride in making that a cornerstone in our #WCCUCares initiative to help our members and our communities,” stated Stephen White, President/CEO of Westerly Community Credit Union.  “Working with the Jonnycake Center for Hope will help many in the community, who are struggling with the financial effects of COVID-19.”

“We could not have responded to the public health crisis without the support of local businesses like Westerly Community Credit Union, who care about their neighbors who are struggling.  With our thrift store closed and special events canceled, generous financial donations like this are allowing us to meet the need,” said Kate Brewster, executive director of the Jonnycake Center for Hope.

If you would like to support the Jonnycake Center for Hope through a personal or corporate donation, call (401) 789-1559 x15. You can also donate directly online at www.jonnycakecenter.org

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 Jonnycake Center for Hope:
The Jonnycake Center is a nonprofit organization which offers a variety of programs: Food pantry, Fresh Start Coaching, Financial Assistance, Community Health Outreach, Hygiene assistance for toddlers to teens, Cooking classes, Clothing, Income Tax Assistance, and more, to those living in Washington County RI. The mission of the Jonnycake Center is to provide basic needs, resources, and hope to our community members. Their vision is a community without hunger and poverty, where everyone can reach their full potential and improve their quality of life.