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Credit unions donate to area Humane Societies

From left, Kelsey Meredith of Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union, Justin Clegg of Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union, Scott Smith of Riverview Credit Union, Scott Hatfield of the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley, Gary McIntyre of the Humane Society of Parkersburg, Cindy Turner of the West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union) and Kathy Dye of the West Virginia Central Federal Credit Union. (Photo Provided)

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.”

The credit unions will sponsor the Canine Classic 9-1 p.m. Saturday at Parkersburg City Park. The Canine Classic is an adoption event for the Humane Society of Parkersburg and the Humane Society of the Ohio Valley.

The credit unions will cover 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,” Doug Hershman, CFO Mountain Heritage Federal Credit Union, said. “Everyone is invited and we are hoping for a great turnout.”

The theme of the collaboration is “Your Unique. So Are We” to create awareness of the benefits and products credit union members receive.

Doug Ankrom, president and CEO of Riverview Credit Union, said members benefit from the way credit unions provide banking services.

“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,” Ankrom said. “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 today to celebrate credit union week and to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member of a credit union. Information also is available at mycreditunionmov.com.

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