The Adams 14 HOPE Resource Center received a generous donation from Community Choice Credit Union (CCCU) on September 4.
After a flood ruined the clothing washer and dryer used by the HOPE Resource Center, there was no way to clean clothing donations before giving it to local residents in need.
Michelle Craft, office manager of CCCU and Commerce City resident, came to donate clothing to the HOPE Resource Center when she learned that there was no washer and dryer. "We needed to change that," said Michelle.
Working with Jeannette Lewis, chairman of the CCCU Board of Directors, Michelle began selling candy bars at CCCU to earn the proceeds needed. The candy bar sales have been steady, and were are well on their way to selling the 2400 needed; however, when Keli Ginter, chief operations officer at CCCU, learned of the need, she granted a bridge loan to finance the immediate purchase of the washer and dryer. "It's our community, our hometown, and we wanted to help," said Keli, a life-long resident of Commerce City.
"I just wanted a little washer, but now we have an industrial quality washer/dryer set, which will allow us to provide clean clothing to those in need," said Mary Ann Mosquera, Adams 14 homeless liaison.
Residents who would like to help can purchase candy bars at Community Choice Credit Union at 6921 E. 72nd Avenue in Commerce City.
Click here for photos of the donation being installed at the Hope Family Resource Center.
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