For Immediate Release
October 22, 2019
OTIS Federal Credit Union Joins the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area’s Corporate Champion Circle
JAY, ME—OTIS Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that it has joined the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area’s Corporate Champion Circle as a Silver Sponsor, pledging $1500 to the organization.
The United Way of the Tri-Valley Area launched its Corporate Champion Circle in the summer of 2018. Circle members partner with United Way for one year in an effort to support their community and to help improve the lives of residents in Greater Franklin County.
On joining the Corporate Champion Circle, Kim Turner, President/CEO of OTIS Federal Credit Union, remarked that the “United Way does so much for the communities of Franklin County and their dedication and commitment to the success of the people that reside in these communities aligns very well with the culture of OTIS FCU. We absolutely love and appreciate all of the hard work that the employees and volunteers of United Way give to provide our communities and the people within them the tools they need to live, whether it is assisting with tax returns, [referrals for] heating assistance, addressing food insecurities or filling backpacks for kids of less fortunate means – it may seem like a hopeless task at times, but [they] make such a positive difference and I can’t imagine what life would be like for the families [they] assist if the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area didn’t exist”.
OTIS FCU is a long-time supporter of the UWTVA, and was honored with the organization’s Summit Award in 2017 for committee involvement, social media promotion, and participation in UWTVA’s Packs for Progress and Pantry Project initiatives. Individuals and organizations receiving the Summit Award “were selected because of their year-long participation; help in increasing the visibility of the United Way; and commitment to advancing the United Way’s mission and/or significant staff engagement.”
Please direct all media inquiries to Sarah Hayes, Director of Marketing and Communications, at (207) 320-4985, or email SarahH@otisfcu.coop.
About the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area
United Way of the Tri-Valley Area seeks solutions to meet immediate basic human needs, and create long lasting positive change.
United Way of the Tri-Valley Area strives to unite people and resources to improve lives and build a strong and healthy community. It does this by identifying local needs and addressing their root causes, raising funds to meet those needs, and collaborating on local initiatives that create a measurable difference in Greater Franklin County.
By allocating to non-profit organizations that provide services in Greater Franklin County, building the capacity of local organizations, and coordinating or participating in local initiatives, United Way of the Tri-Valley Area invests in these community solutions: responding to emergencies and meeting basic human needs, strengthening families and children, increasing independence and financial stability, and improving health.
About OTIS Federal Credit Union
OTIS Federal Credit Union was founded in April of 1954 by eleven local millworkers. Pooling their respective deposits of $5 each, they associated themselves as charter members of OTIS under the provision of the Federal Credit Union Act. At a time in America when obtaining a loan was difficult for the average family, the founders of OTIS sought to form a cooperative, independent financial institution operated and controlled solely by its local membership.
Since its inception, OTIS has been committed not only to providing quality financial products and services to its shareholders, but to giving back to the community. Today, OTIS is a full-service financial center offering real estate, auto, and personal lending; online and mobile banking; a variety of checking, savings, and investment accounts; VISA debit and credit cards; financial planning; and much more. OTIS serves more than 11,000 members and holds over $181 million in assets, employing 30 people from Jay and the surrounding area. The credit union is located at 170 Main Street in Jay, Maine. For more information, please visit www.otisfcu.coop or call (207) 897-0900.