Helping others is who we are and what we do, and Town & Country has a long history of being a leader in the community when it comes to making a difference. In 2020, we took our leadership and commitment to helping and supporting who and where we serve to a new level.
Within days of the shutdown for most of Maine in March 2020, TCFCU introduced 'Local Helping Local' initiative as a way to support and bring attention to local businesses, organizations and causes. Originally envisioned as an initiative that would span a few weeks, 'Local Helping Local' has grown and continues to provide and highlight the ongoing needs of our community.
Since its launch, 'Local Helping Local' has provided thousands of dollars worth of gift cards to support local businesses, purchases hundreds of meals for frontline workers, distributed thousands of meals to hungry members of our communities, contributed thousands of dollars to local non-profits and other causes, and highlighted thousands of local businesses to support.
“We truly appreciate Town & Country for shining a spotlight on the need to support local businesses.”
THANK YOU MESSAGE FROM NON-PROFIT
“This donation will help to reduce the number of hungry children this holiday season.”
Highlights from 2020 include:
- Provided gift cards to support nearly 150 local businesses
- Contributed nearly $200K to more than 100 local non-profits
- Delivered hundreds of meals to frontline healthcare workers
- Donated funds that provided close to 10,000 meals to children and seniors
- Made critical funding to help animal shelters impacted by the pandemic
Feedback from members, organizations and businesses has been overwhelming gratitude. One business said in an email, “We truly appreciate Town & Country for shining a spotlight on the need to support local businesses.” In a thank-you message after receiving a contribution that provided nearly 25,000 meals to children, a non-profit remarked, “This donation will help to reduce the number of hungry children this holiday season.” Numerous other messages and posts have praised the efforts of TCFCU over the past year.
Of course, all the while, our staff has been working to provide assistance to members and to serve the needs of members during challenging times. We are proud of the impact that ‘Local Helping Local’ has made to our members, businesses, non-profits and communities.