Habitat for Humanity Receives Donation

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Inspired by the "Building a Better Tomorrow" theme of the recent International Credit Union Day, Elgin-based Corporate America Family Credit Union welcomed its members to enter to win a prize while also helping a local charity by submitting a description of "How Corporate America's financial programs are helping them to build a better tomorrow."

Along with encouraging its members to remember the value of credit union membership during Member Appreciation Month (October), the program resulted in a $5,000 donation by Corporate America to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley.

"We wanted to show our appreciation of members' efforts to build a better tomorrow, and demonstrate our heartfelt support for the life-changing programs Habitat for Humanity has in place in the Northern Fox Valley area," said Corporate America's President Dick Wellner.

Habitat for Humanity Development Director Amy Collingbourne said the donation means a great deal because it represents the efforts of so many area residents, and it will be applied to purchase land for future home sites in Elgin.

"Corporate America has always been a great financial supporter of Habitat for Humanity," she said. "We are very close to completing our 32nd home in the area since 1990. Companies such as Corporate America have helped us make decent and affordable housing available to 36 adults and 93 children over the years."

The credit union's history of supporting Habitat for Humanity can be traced directly back to the personal commitment of one man, Corporate America's Executive Vice President of Planning and Support Services Pete Paulson. …