Organizers look over the good collected for the Salvation Army. Clockwise from top are Major William Walters, Salvation Army; Jason Dillenbeck, branch manager of Honor Credit Union Niles; Lisa Cauffman, assistant manager at Honor Credit Union Niles; Dave Van Strien, president of Greater Niles Community Credit Union.

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Credit unions gather 2,000 food items

Published 10:33pm Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Honor Credit Union and Greater Niles Community Credit Union have partnered together to collect food for the Salvation Army in Niles.

“The Salvation Army is in need of food and clothing every day of the year and during the holidays the need is even greater.  Partnering allowed us to make an even bigger impact and raise greater awareness for this worthy cause,” said Jason Dillenbeck, the branch manager at Honor Credit Union in Niles.

The two groups gathered more than 2,000 canned goods and packaged items.

“We want to share special thanks to Mr. Bruce Foster, who brought this need to our attention after hearing about it on Facebook.

“This truly reflects the cooperative spirit of credit unions and the communities they serve,” Scott McFarland, CEO of Honor Credit Union, said.

Dave Van Strien, CEO of Greater Niles Community Credit Union, commended his staff for their enthusiasm with this challenge: “Lots of effort was put forth to exceed the goal they set of 1,000 items.”

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