Northeast Community Credit Union donated funds to AdaptoPlay to provide accessible and inclusive

play and toys for all children.

AdaptoPlay is a non-profit, all volunteer program that strives to create an inclusive and independent play environment. AdaptoPlay takes traditional toys, such as ride-on vehicles, and modifies them to meet the individual child’s needs.

AdaptoPlay serves children with disabilities from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, strokes, cerebral palsy, amputations, muscular dystrophy, neuromuscular disease, deafness/hearing impairments, blindness/vision impairment and others.

For more information, call 423-930-9114 or visit www.adaptoplay.org

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.

Northeast Community Credit Union is honored to announce it has once again earned BauerFinancial’s highest 5-Star Superior rating.

A 5-Star rating indicates that Northeast Community Credit Union is one of the strongest financial institutions in the nation, excelling in such areas as capital, loan quality, profitability and much more.

Bauer Financial is the nation’s leading independent bank and credit union rating and research firm since 1983. The 5-Star rating is the highest ranking the banking industry research firm can assign a financial institution and denotes the highest level of financial performance.

NCCU has also earned the placement of being on Bauer Financials “Recommended Credit Union Report.”

“The 5-Star Rating by BauerFinancial indicates that Northeast Community Credit Union excels in nearly all measurable areas,” said NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold. “The rating places us in the top tier of financial institutions in the United States. We are honored by the ranking and are committed to continue providing the highest level of service to our members every day. The credit union has maintained its top-tier status for decades. What this means for this community is that our institution is safe, financially sound, and consistently operating well above all regulatory capital requirements.”

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, visit www.BeMyCU.org or call 423-547-1200.

Northeast Community Credit Union is helping to sponsor Doe Elementary School’s End of the Year Celebration.

NCCU donated funds to Doe Elementary’s celebration to reward the students for all their hard work during this unconventional school year.

“We have witnessed firsthand how hard the students have worked during virtual learning and how they are doing everything they can to stay in face-to-face learning,” Sadie Fletcher, faculty at Doe Elementary, said. “Students are taking extra precautions and going the extra mile to keep themselves and their classmates safe and healthy. They have made it through an entire school year of new procedures and policies and we at Doe feel like they deserve to be celebrated for those accomplishments.”

Northeast Community Credit Union has been serving our 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.

Northeast Community Credit Union was awarded several awards in the 2021 Johnson City Press Best of Carter County Reader’s Choice Competition.

NCCU was named Best Credit Union, Best Financial & Investment Firm, Best Mortgage Lender and Best Notary.

Thank YOU for voting for us and we are honored to be your Number 1 Credit Union!

Juli Nave, director of the Family Resource Center for Carter County Schools, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Nave plans to use the grant to start a mini food pantry for Carter County School students. The pantry will be stocked with items like granola bars, cereals, rice, beans, peanut butter, bread, coffee, tea and macaroni and cheese. The funding could also be used to help supplement existing food pantries at individual schools.

“The Covid pandemic is still happening,” Nave said. “Some parents have lost jobs, so food may be hard to come by for some families. Having access to extra food would be a blessing to some of our students.”

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 who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website:  www.BeMyCU.org.

Amanda Banner, Spanish teacher at Hampton High School, is the latest Northeast Community Credit

Wesley Murray of NCCU virtually presented the grant to HTT winner Amy Banner.

Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Banner plans to use the Helping Teachers Teach grant to purchase a set of Spanish language novels to help promote free voluntary reading, or recreational reading, among her students. The novels are written with Spanish language learners in mind to help them acquire and retain more of the language they are learning.

“This project will help me provide level appropriate, high interest readers for my students and help them to exponentially grow their vocabulary in Spanish,” Banner said. “Evidence from several areas continues to show that those who do more free voluntary reading show better development in reading, writing, grammar and vocabulary.”

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 who are members of Northeast Community Credit Union. Area teachers may become members online or at any NCCU location and can download the grant application on the credit union’s website:  www.BeMyCU.org.

Northeast Community Credit Union presented a $500 donation to Assistance and Resource Ministries (ARM) as part of their annual partnership with the non-profit agency.

ARM relies on community donations to provide assistance to hundreds of people each month. ARM provides meals, monthly food boxes, clothing, baby supplies, vouchers for additional household needs, referrals to other agencies, employment counseling and much more.

NCCU has a long-standing relationship with ARM and has supported the agency throughout the years with fundraisers, volunteer hours and collection efforts.

“The folks at ARM work hard to benefit the needy in Carter County and help with necessities for people who can use a hand,” NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold said. “We are thankful for the opportunity to help and support their cause.”

To donate to ARM or for more information, call 423-542-0919 or visit http://www.armfoodpantry.com.

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