LCCU provides dinner for families in need

Funds for the program are raised throughout the year

Lacamas Community Credit Union recently donated 20 holiday dinner baskets to its members as part of the 2011 Community Partnership program. Pictured above (left to right) are Rhonda Evans, Sherri Smith, President/CEO Kathleen Romane, Eve Rossmiller, Sharon Collins and Tim Lapsley.

For the fourth consecutive year, Lacamas Community Credit Union donated 20 festive holiday dinner baskets to its members as part of its Community Partnership program.

The program allows members to nominate fellow members — or themselves — to receive a holiday basket with groceries and a gift card to ensure that they’ll have a nice holiday dinner.

Lacamas President/CEO Kathleen Romane started the dinner basket program in 2008 in response to the recession.

“We know that some of our members could use a helping hand to make the holiday season more enjoyable,” she said. “Providing the means for a family to share a holiday meal allows Lacamas to demonstrate its care for our members’ well-being.”

The credit union raises funds for its Community Partnerships — local organizations that benefit from Lacamas’ philanthropy — through fundraising efforts throughout the year.

Lacamas Community Credit Union was the first credit union established in Southwest Washington, chartered in 1936.

The credit union serves anyone who lives or works in Southwest Washington. A full-service financial institution, LCCU serves its members through six branch locations in Clark and Skamania Counties as well as online banking.

For more information about Lacamas Community Credit Union, visit www.lacamas.org, or call (360) 834-3611 or (888) 834-3611.