With CU-Support, Radiothon From Children’s Hospital Raises Nearly $300,000


Friday, March 15, 2013

Maine's credit unions' on-going commitment to community-service was evident during the recent Caring For Kids Radiothon in conjunction with 99.9 The Wolf, 107.5 Frank FM and The Barbara Bush Children's Hospital in Portland.  As part of its partnership with the radio stations, Maine's credit unions were provided with the opportunity to support the event through the Maine Credit Unions' Phone Bank.  The three-day event raised nearly $300,000 to help treat children and families at the hospital.

In addition to being applauded for being a partner in the Radiothon, Maine's credit unions were also highlighted for the significant efforts it is involved with to help end hunger in Maine through the Maine Credit Unions' Campaign for Ending Hunger.  "Credit unions clearly care about kids and community.  It is great to see," remarked Leif Ericson, afternoon host on 107.5 Frank FM.

"We are all about doing what we can to make the communities across Maine a better place.  Whether it's making sure people have enough to eat or ensuring that children and families have top quality access and services to healthcare, Maine's credit unions are committed to not just being in a community but being a part of the community," explained Jon Paradise, Governmental & Public Affairs Manager for the Maine Credit Union League in an interview that aired during the event on 107.5 Frank FM and 99.9 The Wolf.