October 23, 2018
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Down East Credit Union and Insurance Agency gives back

Community Author: Kristie Libby
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Down East Credit Union | BDN
Down East Credit Union | BDN

TOPSHAM — Staff at Down East Credit Union & Insurance Agency in Topsham helped make Thanksgiving more satisfying for two families in need this year. All team members (staff) in the Topsham branch donated food to create two large baskets filled with all the makings of a Thanksgiving dinner plus two $95 gift cards for any additional groceries they might need.

“Our team members work year round to raise awareness of hunger in Maine and generously give back to area food pantries,” states Topsham DECU Branch Manager, Lisa Pelletier. “We partnered with the Bowdoinham Community School who was kind enough to select and distribute the baskets to two families. It made our holiday brighter knowing we helped others have a Happy Thanksgiving.”

This month, the Topsham DECU & DEIA teams are collecting toiletries for those seeking shelter at Tedford Housing in Brunswick. They welcome donations from the community of soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby wipes, and diapers. Stop by at 94 Main Street in Topsham with your donations.

Meanwhile, Down East Credit Union & Insurance Agency team members in Richmond are holding a food drive. They are accepting non-perishable food items for the Richmond Area Food Pantry, Inc. and invite the public to join in their food collection going on from now until December 22 at 151 Main Street, Richmond.


Photo caption: Topsham team members from Down East Credit Union & Insurance Agency donate food to those in need.  Front row: Regina Graham, Jenny McInnis, Stacy Johansen, and Mary Russell. Back row: Michele Dunn, Dylan Mawhinney, Ashley Campbell, and Mandi Heath.


Down East Credit Union was founded in 1941 by employees of St. Croix Pulp and Paper Company. Since then, DECU has grown to over 20,000 members sharing the common bond with those who live, work, worship, attend school, or conduct business in Washington, Waldo, Hancock, Penobscot, Lincoln, Kennebec, Sagadahoc, and Knox Counties, and the towns of Brunswick and Harpswell in Cumberland County. Branch offices are located in Baileyville, Machias, Belfast, Unity, Bangor, Calais, Richmond, and Topsham. The DECU Family of Companies includes: Consolidated Solutions, LLC who partners with 15 credit unions and 100 dealers offering convenient financing options; Down East Insurance Agency offering insurance for Home, Vehicles, Commercial, Workers Comp, Life and Disability with offices in Baileyville, Calais, Richmond, Topsham, and Unity; and Bay Financial, LLC, offering vehicle service and guaranteed auto protection contracts. DECU was awarded the Best Places to Work in ME designation in 2017.