Pictured, from left to right: Dover Federal Credit Union's Electronic Services
Manager Carrie Green, Dover Interfaith Mission For Housing Vice Chair Herb Konowitz, Dover
Federal Teller Melissa Rosa,Dover Federal Operations Manager Karen King,Dover Federal
President/CEO David Clendaniel.
Dover Federal Credit Union Holds Fundraiser for Dover Interfaith Mission
February 17, 2012 - Dover Federal Credit Union today will donate over $1800 dollars to the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing. The staff and employees of the Credit Union collected the funds in two separate efforts over the past two months.
Dover Federal employees chose the Interfaith Mission as this year's recipient of the Credit Union's holiday giving. Dover Federal's employees choose a different charity each Christmas to receive a contribution from the Credit Union. In addition to the holiday fundraiser, Dover Federal held a Super Bowl fundraising event on Friday, February 3rd. For this event, every Dover Federal employee who contributed $5.00 toward the fundraising effort was permitted to wear jeans and his or her favorite team jersey to work.
Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing is a non-profit organization of local people of faith concerned with the needs of homeless men in the greater Dover area. Started in early 2008 to provide cold-weather housing, the organization has sheltered over three hundred men since its inception, and provides over 12,000 dinners each year. The Mission's participating faith communities also provide access to employment counseling, as well as spiritual and emotional support for the shelter's guests.
The funds raised by Dover Federal Credit Union will be put to work in remodeling and modernizing the shelter's kitchen, as well as in supporting the Mission's ongoing programs. David Clendaniel, the President of Dover Federal, will present a check in the amount of $1895 to a representative of DIMH on Friday, February 17th at 3:00. "We are overjoyed to be able to support the important work of the Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing," Mr. Clendaniel said when asked about the fundraising efforts. "We think it is especially important in these tough times that we give back to the community and do our best to help those who are struggling."