Northeast Community Credit Union is helping sponsor the TLC Community Center’s Christmas Bundles of Love program.

NCCU donated $1,000 to the TLC Community Center to use for the program and will be providing volunteers for the distribution of the gifts. NCCU will also serve as a drop-off location for gifts for angels for the Bundles of Love.

“Our primary mission is to help improve the lives of our neighbors, financially or otherwise,” NCCU President/CEO Teresa Arnold said. “There are needs here and we are pleased to be given the opportunity to work with TLC Community Center to help meet those needs.”

The Bundles of Love program collects items for children in need in the local community; such as hygiene items, school supplies, personal items and small toys. The bundles are distributed based on referrals from local schools and to clients who participate in the TLC Summer Food program.

“There are so many families missing basic essentials here in our community,” TLC Director Angie Odom said. “This is about meeting the needs in our hometown.”

NCCU’s Main Office (behind Elizabethton High School) will be a drop-off location for several angels from the TLC Community Center.

The Bundles of Love will be distributed in December to boys and girls aged from toddler to teenager.

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Northeast Community Credit Union has been named the only financial institution of any kind or size inthe Tri-Cities to be ranked in the ‘Top 100 Healthiest Banks and Credit Unions in AMERICA’.  The 2021 List by DepositAccounts publishes information on the 200 Healthiest Banks and Credit Unions in America.  Northeast Community Credit Union was the only bank or credit union in the Tri-Cities area to make the top 100.

NCCU is the highest ranked financial institution in the state of Tennessee west of Nashville, with a superior grade among both the largest credit unions and banks in our nation to the smallest.

“We believe consumers should have a way to evaluate the financial health of their institutions,” said Ken Tumin, found of DepositAccounts.com. “The intention of our health grade ratings is to help consumers make informed decisions when selecting a financial institution.”

The organization evaluates the financial health of all federally insured banks and credit unions in the United States once per quarter and has been tracking healthy institutions since 2010. To determine bank and credit union rating and recognition, each is graded on a number of factors including capitalization, deposit growth, and loan to reserve ratios.

Northeast Community Credit Union is a major contributor in the local community and has been providing service 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 focused on youth financial education, coaching families for stronger financial futures, and growing successful businesses while serving anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Carter, Johnson, Washington, Unicoi and Sullivan counties along with their immediate family members.

This Halloween, Northeast Community Credit Union sponsored trunk-or-treats at Unaka High School and the Elizabethton/Carter County Boys and Girls Club. Hundreds of trick-or-treaters came to each event that was filled with smiles and amazing costumes.

Kyle Hunt, robotics team coach at Happy Valley High School, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Hunt is using the grant to purchase necessary robotic parts to help the team build a robot for upcoming competitions. Teams spend two weeks designing robots and have a construction period of two months to complete their build before the competition. Each year, a new challenge is given to robotics teams to complete.

“Our program is in need to funding to purchase materials and parts for our robots in order to ensure we remain competitive despite the increased difficulty and mechanical demands of this year’s challenge,” Hunt said. “For many, this is the first time in an intellectual environment that empowers them to showcase their skills and abilities in ways they never thought possible. After participating in robotics, students often express an interest in STEM-related career areas and go on to pursue 4-year degrees.”

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.

Holly Mottern, first-grade teacher at Happy Valley Elementary, is the latest Northeast Community Credit Union Helping Teacher’s Teach grant winner.

Mottern is using the grant to purchase a large classroom rug for her students to gather on during lessons and read aloud story times.

“A classroom rug allows children to gather and gain a sense of community within our room,” Mottern said. “Students will be able to enjoy read alouds along with whole group interactive lessons rather than having to remain at their desks for long periods of time.”

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.