Credit union donation helps 20 local families

Effort is part of LCCU Community Partnership Program

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Lacamas Community Credit Union donated 20 holiday dinner baskets to its members as part of its Community Partnership program.

Now in its sixth consecutive year, the credit union’s program allows members to nominate fellow members — or themselves — to receive a holiday basket with groceries and a gift card for a special holiday dinner.

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

“This program is a tangible expression of the credit union philosophy of people helping people,” she said. “It’s just one of the many ways Lacamas gives back to the local community. We hope the recipients are able to enjoy a special meal with loved ones this holiday season.”

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