Volunteers from local credit unions spent International Credit Union Day, Oct. 20, helping The Arc of Tri-Cities revamp its community center at 1455 Fowler St. in Richland.
The Arc is a nonprofit serving people with developmental disabilities and serves more than 2,000 clients and their families each year.
Gesa, Hapo, Numerica, STCU and Tri-Cu staffers came together to repaint the community center and strip and wax floors. They worked to prepare and paint The Arc’s quiet room and organized its craft closet, bathroom, kitchen and laundry rooms.
The credit unions also donated a new sectional and a scissor lift for the center.
“At the heart of a credit union is our commitment to making a positive impact on our local communities,” said Richard Waddle, executive vice present of Richland-based Gesa.
International Credit Union Day, now in its 74th year, was created to raise awareness of the role of credit unions and other financial cooperatives in their communities.
Gesa serves 285,000 members, Hapo serves 190,000, Numerica serves 170,000, STCU serves 250,000 and Tri-Cu serves 6,000.