Jesup, GA (August 2, 2021) – Wayne County’s three credit unions have come together again to support the local community. Altamaha Federal Credit Union, Interstate Credit Union and Marshland Credit Union joined forces to support the rebuilding of the Wayne County Veterans Memorial Wall by making a joint donation of $2,500 towards the project. The current memorial located at Bill Morris Park, is scheduled to be taken down, and a new wall will be erected on the grounds of Wayne Memorial Hospital near the gazebo facing First Street. Larry Brantley, chairman of the Wayne County Veterans Memorial Wall Board, is grateful for the support and said, “It is so important that we honor all of our veterans in Wayne County. No matter the service they gave, they each have had a part in ensuring our safety and our freedoms. We are so appreciative of the willingness of Wayne County’s credit unions to come together for such a needed project.” The three credit unions have previously collaborated to assist other community projects, such as a bathhouse for Tabitha’s Place last year in Jesup.
Said Cheryl Spires, President/CEO of Altamaha Federal Credit Union, “I am always on the lookout for impactful ways to give back to our community. When I was approached about the sponsorship, I knew it was an opportunity for Wayne’s three credit unions to show our support for the veterans of Wayne County and to pay homage to those who have selflessly served in our nation’s military.” Stacie Branch, President/CEO of Interstate Credit Union agreed. Branch stated, “To recognize and show our appreciation for those members and families that helped defend this country is so important to us. This is an extraordinary cause.” Charlie Lovering, EVP/COO of Marshland Credit Union added, “Serving those who serve our country is a deep commitment to Marshland Credit Union, as military members are included in virtually all fields of membership. We proudly serve our nation’s military, veterans, and their families. As a community-focused credit union, it is our mission to give back to our neighbors and community. We are thankful for the opportunity to support this project.”
Credit unions, as not-for-profit cooperatives, abide by the seven cooperative principles, which include concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives. For more information about the credit union philosophy, visit www.lscu.coop/about/about-cus.php. Information regarding individual participating credit unions can be found at altamaha.org/about-us/who-we-are/, interstatecu.org/about-us/why-interstate/, and www.marshlandcu.com/about-us/about-marshland-credit-union.html.
Picture attached, showing (L-R) Jodi Lewis, Branch Manager, Jesup of Marshland CU; Stacie Branch, President/CEO of Interstate CU; Larry Brantley, Chairman, Wayne County Veterans Memorial Wall Board; and Cheryl Spires, President/CEO of Altamaha FCU.