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Moose Lake Star-Gazette 

Northwoods Credit Union members support local food shelves


January 31, 2019

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loquet Salvation Army Food Shelf Donation. Doug Wolf, Northwoods Credit Union President/CEO; David Westerberg, Cloquet Salvation Army Case Manager; Meggan Ranta, Northwoods Credit Union Community Relations and Financial Education Specialist.

Northwoods Credit Union ran a loan promotion this past holiday season with a generous twist. Members could earn up to 1% cash back on their new loans and had the option of donating part or all the cash back to their area food shelf. Northwoods Credit Union matched EACH member donation up to $50! The total amount donated over two months was $5,021.46! Donations were made to three area food shelves including the Cloquet Salvation Army, the Moose Lake Food Shelf and the Floodwood Area Food Shelf. When presented with Cloquet's portion of the donation, David Westerberg, Case Manager at the Cloquet Salvation Army Office said, "This is going to cover most of my next order, which is great. Mid-January to March is our leanest part of the year in terms of donations, but also the time of year with the most need. Heating bills go up, people are trying to pay off Christmas bills, it's just a tough time of year but this will definitely help." Earlier this fall the Northwoods Credit Union management team worked on putting their holiday loan promotion together and Terry Burn, Senior Vice President/Chief Risk Officer suggested filling a need in the community at the same time. "We thought, let's match those member donations with credit union dollars!"

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Floodwood Area Food Shelf Donation. Deb Arro, NCU Loan Officer; Faith Suonvieri, NCU Member Service Representative; Floodwood Area Food Shelf Volunteers, Susan Coccie, Jan Benson and Lorie Werner.

"Our members showed amazing generosity through this promotion. We had members donate the full 1% cash back they were to receive! It was wonderful to work with our members to make a real impact in our communities," said Doug Wolf, Northwoods Credit Union President/CEO.

Northwoods Credit Union has offices in Cloquet, Floodwood & Moose Lake and is open to anyone that lives, works, goes to school or worships in Carlton, Pine or St Louis Counties. For questions or more info, please visit or call us at 218-879-4181.


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