Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s Member Service Team Gives a “Sharing Hand” to the Homeless
Just in time for Winter Storm Stella, Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s Member Service Center and other employees donated 48 care packages to Living Waters, a nonprofit organization that helps the homeless in the Greater Lowell Community. Each bag was filled with hand warmers, gloves, hats, water, snacks and other necessities, including toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant.
Feeling compelled to join together to assist their neighbors in need, each employee purchased items to fill the bags and then helped put them together. The care packages were delivered to Living Waters on Monday, March 14th, where a grateful staff member excitedly accepted the donations.
“The Credit Union is very passionate about helping those in need. It was great to see The Member Service Center, along with employees from other departments, come together to create care packages for the homeless. We are already discussing putting together more care packages in the near future,” said Anexis Sanchez, Member Service Center Manager.
Together, the participating employees nicknamed the community outreach initiative, “The Sharing Hand”.
“It’s so nice to see individual departments come together to help those in need in our community,” said Mark S. Cochran, President and Chief Executive Officer of Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union. “As an organization, social responsibility is integral to our overall mission, and it really shows just how caring our employees are when they take initiative in this way,” he added.
Living Waters provides meals, therapeutic recreation and other services to provide support to those struggling with homelessness or loneliness. The donated items allow the Jeanne D’Arc employees to extend their support to the mission, as well as the individual clients, of Living Waters.