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Elkin, NC, January 07, 2010 - Members Credit Union (MCU) collected nonperishable food and personal care essentials to benefit the Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry (Tri-C) in Elkin, NC. This effort was to help the Tri-C get ready for 2010 as 2009 came to an end amidst high unemployment rates and increasing demand for crisis assistance from the Tri-C.
“Most of the people we see have lost their job or will lose their job soon. Half of the clients we see every day are new to our services,” says Heather Macy, Tri-C Executive Director. “Donations are steady but declining compared to what we have seen in the past.”
Saborah Robinson, MCU Branch Manger in Elkin and Brenda Oliver, MCU Teller in Elkin, filled two Food Lion shopping carts to maximum capacity with items and delivered them to the Tri-C during the first week of 2010. Non perishable food items and personal essentials that are most needed include: kidney beans, navy beans, pinto beans, mixed vegetables, carrots, crackers, jelly, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, toothpaste, toilet paper, powder laundry detergent, and bar soap. To make a donation to Tri-C call 336-526-1089.

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About Members Credit Union
Members Credit Union has been providing personal financial services to our 51,000 members since 1953. The credit union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial institution providing more than 480 companies with financial services for their employees with administrative offices in Winston-Salem, NC, and 20 branches throughout North Carolina. www.memcu.com
About Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry
Tri-C is an ongoing mission project of Elkin First Baptist Church. Tri-C is a local volunteer-based organization focused on helping families in crisis. Tri-C provides food and financial aid to qualified applicants in need. Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry is open Mondays from 1 – 4:30 p.m. Its hours on Wednesday and Friday are 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. It does not accept clothing or toys. It cannot accept home canned goods, only commercially canned/bottled goods. People who cannot afford to make a donation of cash or goods are invited to come in and volunteer their labor. To learn more, call 526-1089.

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