Down East Credit Union Warms Hands and Hearts of Calais Boy Scouts

Front row, Ray Smale, Jordan Clark, Ethan Clark, Katie Clark; Back Row, Jessica Brown, Jordan Metta, Diane Richendollar, Becky Perkins, Tom Parks. (Submitted photo)

Thanks to the generous efforts of Down East Credit Union team members and membership, 40 Calais Boy Scouts of all ages will have a warmer hall for meetings this winter. This summer and fall, DECU team members hosted a car wash, company dress down days, bottle drives, and collected donations from local businesses and membership. They raised $2,500, which was matched by Down East Credit Union for a total donation of $5,000. This allowed the Boy Scouts to install a new heating system in their building and open up more rooms for expansion of the scouting program.

 “We are so thankful to DECU for jumping in and being so generous with their contribution. Many boys will benefit for years to come!” exclaims Cub Master, Sonya DePriest.

 “This collaboration between DECU and the Calais Boy Scouts was a true team effort from our membership, co-workers, and local businesses,” adds Calais DECU Branch Manager, Becky Perkins. “Giving back to the communities we serve is a very important principle for Down East Credit Union.”