CorePlus Donates $3,175 to Local Charities

CorePlus Credit Union recently held its seventh “Unsung Heroes Recognition” event on WINY 1350AM Radio’s Morning Show with host “Gary O” in Putnam, CT.  This popular event has members of the listening audience call in to name an ‘unsung hero’ in their community or someone who may have had a special impact on their life so that that person might receive recognition as an “Unsung Hero”.  For every call received, CorePlus then donated $25 towards a local charity of the caller’s choice, in the hero’s name. 
Calls came into the station from 7am until 9am and were answered by members of the CorePlus team; Putnam Service Manager LisaBeth Adamick, Putnam Assistant Service Manager Brett Lovett, Brooklyn Assistant Service Manager Maryssa Blanchette, and Director of Marketing, Susan Dombrowski.  127 callers named their unsung heroes, and $3,175 total was donated to dozens of local non-profit and charitable organizations. 
Each caller was asked to explain why the person named was their hero and then each hero was recognized “on the air” by Nicholas Fortson, President and CEO of CorePlus Credit Union, Ray Currier, Chief Operations Officer, Community Relations Manager Elizabeth Zachow, and WINY host Gary Osbrey.  In addition to the names of the heroes, listeners also were told the caller’s name and why the hero was being recognized.   All of the stories were truly from the heart, and provided genuine recognition of the many unsung heroes in our community, including veterans, cancer survivors, hospice, senior center and food pantry organizers, religious leaders and family members, to name a few. 
Through the “Unsung Hero Recognition” campaign, CorePlus has donated over $23,675 to area charities over the past seven years, honoring close to 950 local heroes.

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CorePlus Federal Credit Union, founded in 1936, currently has 8 full service branches locally in Norwich, Taftville, Groton, East Lyme, Waterford, Plainfield, and within the Putnam and Brooklyn Walmart Supercenters. CPCU currently has more than 21,000 members and $190 million in assets.  Its services include a number of consumer loan and savings products, including checking, car loans, personal loans, credit card services, mortgages and home-equity loans.  CorePlus Federal Credit Union managed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors along with President and CEO, Nicholas K. Fortson. For more information call 860-886-0576 or visit our website at