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Springfield Chapter Helps Habitat for Humanity

The Springfield Chapter of Credit Unions rallied multiple credit union volunteers to assist Habitat for Humanity of Springfield on Saturday, September 22, 2012. During the work day, volunteers from area credit unions worked at Habitat Springfield’s ReStore. Volunteers helped with projects ranging from donation receiving, loading and unloading products, customer service and sorting and distributing of items. The Habitat ReStore sells new and gently used building materials, home improvement supplies, furniture, appliances and more at discounted prices.  Sales from the ReStore help Habitat Springfield carry out their mission to eliminate substandard housing in Greene County, MO. The ReStore in 2011 alone, helped re-purpose 1,200 tons of material that would otherwise have been placed in landfills.  Each year The Springfield Chapter of Credit Unions recruits staff and members for a volunteer work day at a local charitable organization.

“Not only did I enjoy the opportunity to volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, I also discovered they have several warehouses literally packed full of every household item you could ever want – and all at phenomenal prices,” said Don Ackerman, TelComm president. “Plus, the proceeds from the sale of the many items that have been generously donated are then used to build even more Habitat homes.  What a great concept for a phenomenal humanitarian cause…..it was a privilege for me to be able to assist them in any way I can.”

Participating credit unions included: BluCurrent, CU Community, Educational Community, and TelComm.

Photo Caption:  Springfield credit union volunteers outside Habitat for Humanity's ReStore.