Summerland Credit Union donates pop-up tent to NeighbourLink

Donation marks credit union’s 75th anniversary

To mark its 75th anniversary, the Summerland Credit Union has donated a new pop-up tent to NeigbhourLink.

The tent donation is the first of several initiatives planned for this year to mark the credit union’s milestone.

“Since our inception, with the support of our members, Summerland Credit Union has been giving back to our community. It’s one of our core values as an organization,” said Erin Trainer, marketing coordinator at the credit union.

“NeighbourLink does amazing work to connect people in need with available resources. They also host social events for seniors who might otherwise be isolated.”

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NeighbourLink will be able to use the tent at events around town, generating awareness for the non-profit and providing shade for its volunteers.

“NeighbourLink wants to ensure that anyone who requires help knows we are there for them,” said NeighbourLink coordinator Mirjana Komljenovic.

“With this generous donation from Summerland Credit Union, we will be able to have a presence in Summerland and create a welcoming place for people to learn more about our services.

“The credit union is well-known as a trustworthy institution and a dedicated community partner. Together, we are taking care of our citizens.”

Trainer said the credit union has recently adopted a new mission statement, We Enrich Lives.

“It’s our goal to not only provide superior financial services for our members, but also to enrich their lives, as well as those in our community,” she said.

Over the next few months, Summerland Credit Union will mark its anniversary with more donations, a community celebration, and other events and announcements.

Summerland Credit Union was started by 10 founding members in 1944. Today, it is one of the longest-running, independent credit unions in Canada, employing 38 people and serving more than 7,200 members.

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