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LEOMINSTER — Leominster Credit Union donated 74 new blankets to area homeless shelters and charities.
Twenty-four Massachusetts Credit Unions along with the Cooperative Credit Union Association participated in the 2019 Blanket Drive during the month of January.
The credit unions donated a total of 1,481 blankets to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and other local agencies across the state. LCU has participated in the Cooperative Credit Union Association’s initiative along with area Credit Unions since 2011.
“The generosity from members, staff and board members was exceptional. A special thanks to Lorrie Brodeur and the residents from Sunrise Senior Living Center for the blankets they made and donated to the drive. Giving back to the community is an LCU core value and we are committed to helping the communities in which we live and work. We are pleased that we are able to assist so many through this blanket drive,” said John O’Brien, LCU President & CEO.
Blankets were distributed to the following area organizations: Montachusett Interfaith Hospital Network, Leominster; Ginny’s Helping Hands, Leominster; Holden Senior Center; Wheat Community Connection/ Hidden Treasures, Clinton; Sterling American Legion, McKay School, Fitchburg; Friendly House, Worcester and Leominster Emergency Management.