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Northeast Community Credit Union is partnering with the Roan Mountain Recreation Foundation to help sponsor the “Happy Trails Park” expansion of the Roan Mountain Community Park.
NCCU Roan Mountain Branch Manager Amanda Blair presented a $1,000 sponsorship donation to the RMRF to help with the development of the park.
“It is always an honor to help improve my hometown,” Blair said “This community is a wonderful place to live. We are pleased to help others see the value of being a part of Roan Mountain.”
Happy Trails Park will be the fourth component of the Roan Mountain Community Park. The multi-purpose park will be located near the corner of Old Railroad Grade and Highway 19E in Roan Mountain.
The park will provide parking for horse trailers and access to over 40 miles of horse trails in Carter County. It will also provide an access point to the Carter County Tweetsie Trail extension and an upstream access for river paddling enthusiasts and for fishing. Future plans include a birding habitat and an historical information kiosk on the Overmountain Men who passed through in 1780.
“The park will make the wonderful place we live even better,” RMRF President Erik Anderson said. “We now need to bring this possibility to fruition.”
Work on the park began last fall. The land has been cleared and the parking lot has been laid out. Andersen estimates $10,000 will been needed to complete the park.
March Helping Teachers Teach
Kevin Buckles, Chief Financial Officer for Northeast Community Credit Union presents the Helping Teachers Teach grant check to Prenthia Buckles, third grade teacher at Hunter Elementary School.
Buckles applied for the Helping Teachers Teach grant to help expand her classroom library to include more books for higher-level Accelerated Reader books. Through the AR program, students are required to take comprehension tests for the books they have read. Many of Buckles’ students have read all of the books available in their reading ranges. The grant will help her purchase 62 additional books for her library so students can have access to more challenging reading materials.
“Since my library is limited to the book I have on grade level, my students are not getting challenging reading materials,” Buckles said. “These 62 new books will help my students excel beyond their reading capability and continue to grow in reading.”
Northeast Community Credit Union awards $300 every month to a classroom to be utilized for classroom needs, classroom activities, and academic enrichment. Helping Teachers Teach is open to teachers within Carter, Johnson, Unicoi, Sullivan and Washington counties that are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Teachers may download the application at the credit union’s website: www.BeMyCU.org.
Northeast Community Credit Union’s Board of Directors recently included Recovery Soldiers Ministries in their community sponsorship efforts.
NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold recently presented a $500 donation as part of the annual partnership to Recovery Soldiers Ministries Program Director Ben Cole.
“Recovery Soldiers Ministries provides a tremendous service to our community,” Arnold said. “We want to support them as they continue to help those in need. We are all about sharing, caring, and giving back in our communities. That’s the real credit union difference.”
Recovery Soldiers Ministries is a faith-based recovery program to help individuals overcome addiction. Students in the program live on campus for a structured year-long inpatient program. Currently, Cole said 30 people are registered in the program. NCCU’s sponsorship will help to defray the cost of operating the recovery program.
“This is going to change lives,” Cole said. “It is a God-send, a real blessing. There are tremendous expenses that go into running a recovery program. Northeast Community Credit Union’s donation will help us continue to meet day-to-day needs.”
NCCU donates to Recovery Soldiers Ministries
Along with the inpatient program, Recovery Soldiers Ministries has outpatient sessions to deal with struggles in all areas of life and conducts weekly worship services led by Cole and RSM President Josh Scalf. The ministry also recently opened a thrift store to help support their programs and is in need of household items and appliance donations.
In addition to the donation, NCCU offers free financial literacy counseling and credit score improvement classes for Recovery Soldiers Ministries’ clients.
“This is truly a blessing,” Cole said of the NCCU partnership. “It is a tremendous help and it is evidence that God continuously provides when we need it. Seeing the community come together like this and wanting to help each other is proof of the pure love of Jesus Christ.”
Northeast Community Credit Union has been serving the community since October 1952 when it was chartered as a credit union by the State of Tennessee. Northeast Community Credit Union is a not-for-profit financial cooperative. It is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties along with their immediate family members.
For more information on Recovery Soldiers Ministries call 423-525-1616, 423-518-1450 or visit https://recoverysoldiersministries.org.
NCCU donates $1,000 to Carter County Imagination Library
Northeast Community Credit Union is investing in the lives of the children of Carter County with a donation of $1,000 to the Carter County Imagination Library.
Northeast Community Credit Union is one of the Foundation Members of the CCIL and has contributed $1,000 every year since the start of the Carter County Imagination Library. The Carter County Imagination Library provides a free book to children in Carter County every month from birth until they turn five-years-old.
“Our credit union has made a commitment to our community to annually donate a large percentage of proceeds to organizations and worthwhile causes,” NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold said. “We are so thankful that we can help provide books to the children in our county.”
The CCIL provides books to 66 percent of the eligible children in Carter County, meaning over 2,000 books are sent out to families each month.
CCIL Chairman Tyler Fleming said the cost to provide children with books from birth until age 5 is $150 per child.
NCCU hosts Tennessee State Representative Timothy Hill
Northeast Community Credit Union recently hosted a special meet and greet with State Representative Timothy Hill.
Hill represents the 3rd House District in the Tennessee General Assembly, which includes Johnson County, portions of Carter County, and some areas of Sullivan County - all of which fall in the NCCU service area.
While speaking with those at the meet and greet, Hill shared stories from his youth, including memorable trips with his grandfather to a credit union, where he opened his first account.
"When you bank with a credit union, you are investing back into your community," Hill said.
Hill said he appreciates the work credit unions do in their local communities and hopes to be able to help them with those efforts in Nashville.
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NCCU wins $5,000 by Sharing the Love
Northeast Community Credit Union was the October grand prize winner in Share the Love Campaign and won $5,000 to be donated to Assistance Resource Ministries in Elizabethton.
NCCU tallied more than 15,000 votes for the month in the contest. The prize will be donated to ARM which provides monthly food boxes to families, utility and rent assistance, clothing and other personal necessities as well as other needs families have as they arise.
“Assistance Resource Ministry does so much for people,” NCCU CEO and President Kathy Campbell said. “They provide monthly food boxes, and emergency food supplies, clothing and many other forms of assistance to those in need. Think of how much $5,000 will do in the community. It is so great that we were able to work together to make a difference.”
The Share the Love campaign was hosted by Love My Credit Union and allowed credit unions from around the nation to compete to see who could gather the most online votes to aid the charity of their choice.
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