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Tarrant County’s Credit Union Gives Back to Night Shelter
Monday, May 9, 2016 6:55 AM

Tarrant County’s Credit Union partnered with First Class American Credit Union to give back to Presbyterian Night Shelter during the month of March.

Both credit unions collected toiletries, socks, and blankets for the Presbyterian Night Shelter, which distributes the items to the shelter residents in various ways. Some of the items are earned by residents for attending financial education workshops or job-related classes, and other items are simply distributed based on need.

“I toured the Presbyterian Night Shelter in January of 2016 where I met the CEO Toby Owen," said TCCU’s Business Development Coordinator Melissa Burleson. "He was giving a tour for the Credit Union Development Educators class. Mr. Owen explained that if you're in need of a place to stay, they will find room for you.”

The Presbyterian Night Shelter is open to all ages in need of shelter. The shelter serves three meals a day and provides counseling and tools to help residents get back on their feet so they can function successfully in society. The Presbyterian Night Shelter does not have a time limitation for residents; they may stay as long as they wish.

“My team and the staff of First Class American Credit Union worked together with a focus on providing warmth and comfort to local shelter residents by collecting and donating all of these items," said TCCU CEO Lily Newfarmer. "It’s very humbling to see people come together to aid others who are less fortunate.”

Tarrant County’s Credit Union is committed in giving back to the local community in an ongoing effort to make a difference. Partnering with the Presbyterian Night Shelter and other need-based organizations in the community is an important part of their culture.

TCCU is an $80 million credit union serving more than 10,000 members throughout Tarrant County, Texas. TCCU operates four branches in Fort Worth, Hurst, Lake Worth, and Arlington. For more information, please visit