For Immediate Release
August 13, 2018
OTIS Federal Credit Union’s Car Wash and Yard Sale Raises Over $1,200 for Ending Hunger in Maine
JAY, Maine – On Saturday, August 11th, OTIS Federal Credit Union held a yard sale and car wash to raise money for the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger. Twelve employees, as well as a member of the credit union’s Board of Directors and a member of its Supervisory Committee, volunteered their time.
B98.5, Central Maine’s Country, was on-site helping to promote the event, playing music, and handing out goodies to attendees.
Volunteers estimate that they washed approximately 30 vehicles, including a big rig, a trailer with two side-by-sides, and a four-wheeler.
The car wash raised a total of $368.00, and the yard sale raised a total of $855.08. Combined, OTIS FCU was able to raise $1223.08 for Ending Hunger in Maine.
All funds raised stay within the community and are disbursed to several local food pantries.
Please direct all media inquiries to Sarah Hayes at (207) 320-4985 or email SarahH@otisfcu.coop
About the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger
Participating credit unions raise funds for the Campaign at various times throughout the year. However, the primary period of fundraising is in the fall from September – December.
All money raised is distributed to hunger organizations and food pantries throughout Maine.
One hundred percent of all of the money raised by credit unions stays in Maine and goes directly to the cause of ending hunger. All administrative costs are covered by the Maine CU League’s Social Responsibility Committee.
The month of November is designated as ending hunger month in Maine and Maine’s credit unions are usually involved in a variety of food drives and fundraising activities for ending hunger.
To make a tax-deductible contribution to the Campaign, please visit OTIS FCU, or mail a contribution and make checks payable to:
Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger
ATTN: 2017 Campaign
PO Box 1236
Portland ME 04104
About OTIS Federal Credit Union
OTIS Federal Credit Union was founded in April of 1954 by eleven local mill workers. 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 10,839 members and holds over $159 million in assets, employing 29 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.