The County Federal Credit Union Supports The County Volunteer Center

The Aroostook Agency on Aging is pleased to announce that The County Federal Credit Union has pledged to support the development of The County Volunteer Center at the new Aroostook Aging & Disability Resource Center located in Presque Isle through a donation of $5,000.

“Credit unions live by the philosophy of ‘People Helping People.’ We are unique, not-for-profit, financial institutions cooperatively owned by their members and guided by volunteers. As a not-for-profit organization, volunteers play important roles in our success. Therefore, making a donation for a dedicated volunteer area and resource center that will serve our entire region was a very easy decisionthat we could get behind and support,” stated Ryan Ellsworth, President and CEO of The County FederalCredit Union. “We are confident that this new dedicated area with become the epicenter of activity for volunteers throughout ‘The County’.”

The County Federal Credit Union donation will support The County Volunteer Center. A gathering place for volunteers to receive training, work on projects, and network, the Center offers Aroostook RSVP volunteers a first of its kind resource in Aroostook County.

“Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization, as well as many other non-profits in Aroostook County,” shared Rev. Dr. Kenneth Phelps, President of the Agency Board of Directors. “As the sponsoring agency for the Aroostook RSVP, we are committed to ensuring volunteers have access to the support and training needed for them to make a difference in their community. We are pleased to have The County Federal Credit Union join in this effort.”

Focused on improving access to services, the Aroostook Agency on Aging relocated to a new location at 260 Main Street in Presque Isle in January. The new location houses the Aroostook RSVP offices, as well as dedicated space for community support and education. Aroostook RSVP currently has over 400 volunteers enrolled to support over 50 community organizations throughout The County.

Foundation, corporate, and family gifts continue to be sought to cover the costs of the Aging and Disability Resource Center. Those interested in contributing to the Aroostook Aging & Disability Resource Center can contact the Aroostook Agency on Aging at 1-800-439-1789.

An open house of the new center is planned for June 14, 2019.

About The County Federal Credit Union

The County Federal Credit Union has assets over $244 million and is one of the top 11 credit unions in the State of Maine. The County Federal Credit Union was originally founded in 1956 as Loring Federal Credit Union to serve military personnel and civilians that worked at Loring Air Force Base. Today, with branches in Caribou, Presque Isle, Fort Fairfield and Houlton, the credit union serves 19,000 members throughout 55 communities in Aroostook County. More information is available at www.CountyFCU.org

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About Aroostook Agency on Aging

A non-profit serving Aroostook County since 1972, the Aroostook Agency on Aging’s mission is toimprove the quality of life, maximize the independence and promote the well-being of older people in northern Maine. It does this through programs and services for older adults and individuals with disabilities focused on food assistance, transportation, elder care, caregiver support, and health insurance counseling. Contact the Agency at 207-764-3396, 1-800-439-1789 orwww.aroostookaging.org for information or assistance.

(Photo cutline: Ryan Ellsworth, CEO of The County Federal Credit Union, presents Rev. Dr. Kenneth Phelps, Board President, and Joy Barresi Saucier, Agency Executive Director, with a check for $5,000 to support the establishment of the County Volunteer Center in the enhanced Aroostook Aging & Disability Resource Center located at 260 Main Street in Presque Isle.)