HRCU Completes Christmas Caring Campaign with Donations to Five More Non-Profits
ROCHESTER, N.H. –HRCU made the final five donations of their fourth-annual Christmas Caring Campaign, bringing the total to 21 nonprofits over the course of the season. Donations were made to the Dover Police Charities, Pease Greeters, Sober Sisters Recovery, Interfaith Food Pantry and Spaulding High School Raider Station Student Pantry.
The Dover Police Charities, created in 1992, raises funds and receive donations from the community, supporting charitable activities on behalf of the Dover NH Police Department. Some of these include their holiday food basket program, substance abuse prevention, scholarships and youth athletics.
“It is really great what you [HRCU] are doing with these donations” said Dover Chief of Police Anthony Colarusso.
The Pease Greeters are a group of patriotic Americans who welcome the men and women of our armed forces arriving at Pease International Airport on their way to or from areas of conflict. The Greeters clap and cheer for the troops, provide them with snacks and refreshments and hold a closing ceremony where photographs are taken so that each flight can be added to their “Hero’s Walk”, a hallway at Pease dedicated solely to the brave men and women who have passed through. To date they have welcomed over 1000 flights since the program began in 2005 and are in the midst of their most productive year yet, with more flights coming in than ever before.
Sober Sisters Recovery, located at Malley Farm in Somersworth, is a sober-living facility committed to promoting the wellness, safety, and dignity of women who seek recovery from substance use disorders. Residents are welcomed into a safe, gently structured home to continue their recovery journeys. Women also learn from staff and each other as they work through a recovery program, improve life skills, maintain employment and build confidence living in a healthy community.
“We are just so grateful that you thought of us” said Mone Cassier, Executive Director of Sober Sisters Recovery.
Lastly, donations were made to two local food banks, the Interfaith Food Pantry of Farmington NH, and the Spaulding High School Raider Station Student Pantry. The Interfaith Food Pantry was established in 1991 and has served the towns of Farmington and Middleton ever since. Not only do they provide food distribution on a monthly basis, they also have a fund available in case of an emergency or natural disaster to help recover what was lost. The SHS Raider Station Student Pantry aims to end or diminish food insecurity for the students of Spaulding High School. They also provide additional services and resources to students to promote overall well-being. We were happy to be joined by Turbocam International when donating to the Raider Station.
“This year we were pleased to help out a number of great organizations that all have such important roles in our communities” said Brian Hughes, President & CEO of HRCU. “It is also tremendous that we were able to work with other organizations, Northeast Credit Union, DF Richard and Turbocam International, all making donations alongside us. It was great to be a part of this campaign that provides much needed assistance to organizations in the community.”
To donate or volunteer with any of the non-profit organizations mentioned, please contact HRCU Marketing Coordinator, Kyle Cormier at (603) 332-6840.