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The effort started on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which is traditionally the credit union’s Day of Service. Now through Feb. 25, 2021, CommonWealth One and its members are raising $5,000 in food donations and in financial contributions to benefit food banks.

In the greater Washington, D.C. area, CommonWealth One is supporting the Capital Area Food Bank, and in the Harrisonburg, Virginia area, CommonWealth One will be contributing through Mercy House. Since the coronavirus pandemic started, both organizations have seen a significant increase in residents needing food assistance.

The credit union is collecting nonperishable foods at its Main Branch at 4875 Eisenhower Ave. in Alexandria, at the Richmond Highway Branch at 6201 Richmond Highway in Alexandria, and at 42 Terri Drive in Harrisonburg. In addition, CommonWealth One has made it easy for members to donate financially through COFCU.org.

In addition, in February, members will be able to enter to win a $100 savings deposit plus $100 donated in their name to Capital Area Food Bank or Mercy House.

“People Helping People” is the principle foundation of CommonWealth One’s core values and the cornerstone of the credit union movement. This philosophy has shaped the way COFCU does business, from the products and services they offer members to community service efforts like this one.

About CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Since 1944, CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Alexandria, VA, has grown to become one of Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia’s top credit unions. CommonWealth One is a full-service, member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative committed to being its members lifetime financial partner. CommonWealth One has branches in Washington, D.C., Alexandria, VA, and Harrisonburg, VA (including at James Madison University). 

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