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Three local credit unions team-up to celebrate Credit Union Day with donations

PARKERSBURG — Three Mid-Ohio Valley credit unions collaborated to celebrate the 73rd Annual International Credit Union Day with donations of $500 each to the Humane Society of Parkersburg and the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley. Riverview Credit Union, West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union and Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union participated in the promotion.

“Giving back to the communities we serve is a vital part of who we are,” said Michael Tucker, President and CEO of the West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union. “We were thrilled to present our two local humane societies with checks for $500 each during a Live Facebook show, held Tuesday night from the Cardinal Market at the Grand Central Mall,” said Tucker.

The three collaborating credit unions are sponsoring the Canine Classic at the Parkersburg City Park this coming Saturday, October 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Canine Classic is an adoption event for the Humane Society of Parkersburg and the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.

The three participating credit unions will be covering the sponsorship expense of adopting the first 20 pets. “By going to mycreditunionmov.com people can get all of the details about the Canine Classic event held this Saturday at the Parkersburg City Park where they will be able to interact with the animals who are waiting to go to their forever homes,” stated Doug Hershman, CFO Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union. Hershman added, “Everyone is invited, and we are hoping for a great turnout.”

The three credit unions came together under the theme “Your Unique. So Are We,” to create awareness of the unique benefits and great products credit union members receive. According to Doug Ankrom, President and CEO of Riverview Credit Union, “Members of a credit union benefit from our unique way of providing banking services.” Ankrom added, “Credit union members are shareholders of the company and as such, receive the profits made by a credit union in the form of higher interest paid on savings and deposits, lower interest on loans, and local decision making. Our members also share in programs that give back to the communities where they live and work, including to the Humane Society of Parkersburg and the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.”

The public is invited to visit Riverview Credit Union, West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union or Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union on Thursday, October 21 to celebrate credit union week and to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of a credit union. Information is also available at mycreditunionmov.com

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