$20,000 given to area charities

$20,000 given to area charities

After saving community members over $500,000 in interest when they switched loans from other institutions to Capital Credit Union in the Loan Rescue Community Challenge, $20,000 in donations were distributed to area charities.

“Our mission statement is ‘Members First’,” said Capital Credit Union CEO Deb Gallagher. “Saving borrowers interest, in this case over a half-million dollars, is just one part of our mission. But it’s a big one that members feel right away when they see smaller monthly payments on  loans or loans paid off months or years earlier.”

The charities, and the amounts they received, are as follows:

  • Children’s Miracle Network, which supports research, training, equipment purchases and uncompensated care for children’s hospitals: $7,428
  • Central Dakota Humane Society, which houses and rehabilitates lost, stray and homeless animals: $5,516
  • North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition, which works to improve the financial literacy of all  North Dakotans: $3,888
  • Knife River Care Center, Beulah, which provides care to residents of their facility, serving the greater Mercer County/Knife River area: $3,168