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Enrichment Federal Credit Union recently raised $10,000 to be split between 12 area animal shelters in its service area.
During Enrichment’s fifth annual Dog Days of Summer Pet Supply Drive, monetary contributions and supplies such as dog and cat food, towels, blanket, pet beds and other pet-related items were donated.
“With the recent economic changes and the fact that shelters have been overrun with family pets that can no longer be cared for, it is wonderful to see the community pull together to offer support with their generous donations,” said Enrichment CEO Wayne Hope.
Over the past five years, Enrichment members and the community have donated more than $38,000 and tons of food and supplies to area shelters.
The Roane County community helped support this project, enabling the credit union to give them more supplies and monetary donations than any year before.
Roane County Animal Shelter, Roane County Humane Society and Rockwood City Animal Shelter accepted their donations on Aug. 13 at the Roane County Branch of Enrichment Federal Credit Union at 1009 Bradford Way, Kingston.
“The shelters were thrilled with the money and supplies provided by the community and wish to convey their heart-felt thanks to everyone who participated,” branch manager Becky Woody said.
“Most shelters have been at full capacity with surrendered and lost animals; therefore, every donation helps them provide proper care for each animal.”
To celebrate the bond between its members and their pets, Enrichment Federal Credit Union is pet friendly on many levels.
Pets are welcome in any Enrichment Federal Credit Union branch, and many visit at the drive-thru.
The credit union developed a unique savings program for the family pets called the Pet Pals Savings Club, which offers various incentives for saving money for the needs of the family pet.
Contact the credit union at 865-482-0045 or visit www.enrichmentfcu.org for more about the savings club.
Enrichment Federal Credit Union, formerly K-25 Federal Credit Union, is based in Oak Ridge.
It is one of the largest credit unions in Tennessee, with more than 39,500 members, eight area offices and assets of more than $377 million.