SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Throughout the month of May, Freedom Credit Union collected cash donations at its 11 branches throughout western Massachusetts to benefit Walk MS® 2021, which supports the work of the National MS Society. They raised $1,034 thanks to the generosity of members and staff.
“Members of our team have family affected by multiple sclerosis, a devastating disease that can have a severe impact on quality of life,” said Freedom Credit Union President Glenn Welch. “We were proud to help raise awareness and funds to help those affected overcome some of the challenges they face.”
MS is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the communications signals within the brain, and between the body and the brain. Patients may experience a wide range of symptoms that can include numbness and tingling, mood changes, memory problems, pain, fatigue, blindness, paralysis and more, all of which may be temporary or permanent.
The largest private funder of MS research in the world, the National MS Society has invested more than $1 billion to date toward developing solutions to help people overcoming the challenges of living with MS and for research funding.
Throughout the months of June and July, Freedom Credit Union is now collecting cash donations at all its branches to benefit The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, which leads the fight against food insecurity throughout Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire counties.
About Freedom Credit Union
Originally chartered in 1922 as the Western Massachusetts Telephone Workers Credit Union and renamed in 2004, Freedom Credit Union is an 11-branch, full-service financial institution. Today, membership is available to anyone who lives, works or attends school in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin or Berkshire counties in Massachusetts, and Hartford or Tolland counties in Connecticut. Offering a complete range of banking services and loan products, Freedom Credit Union has conveniently located Massachusetts branches in Chicopee, Easthampton, Feeding Hills, Greenfield, Ludlow, Northampton, Turners Falls, West Springfield and three in Springfield, including the Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy branch. For more information, visit freedom.coop.
Freedom Credit Union is federally insured by the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA). Shares and deposits in excess of NCUA limits are fully insured by the Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (MSIC). Equal housing lender. NMLS #478769.