New Community Washing Machines with Help from North Peace Savings

New Community Washing Machines with Help from North Peace Savings

New Community Washing Machines

For Immediate Release

North Peace Savings provides financial assistance to Hudson's Hope community Laundromat to purchase new washing machines

Hudson's Hope, September 9 - The "out of order" signs will soon be removed from the old washing machines at the Laundromat  in Hudson's Hope as new washing machines will be installed. A $15,000 donation from North Peace Savings will allow the Laundromat to replace five of the old and broken machines.

"Many of the machines are so old that we cannot get parts for them anymore," says Bonnie Nilson, Administrator at the Friends of Hudson's Hope Society. "We were taking working parts from old machines and using them to fix others, but we can only recycle parts so many times before they just stop working completely," added Nilson.

The funds from the Laundromat are put towards helping families with large expenses incurred from travelling for speciality medical services as well as providing food hampers during the holidays. With all machines functioning, the Laundromat takes in $2,000 a month on average to put towards these programs. With several of the machines no longer functioning, this number has drastically decreased thus hindering its ability to give back to the community.

As the only Laundromat in Hudson's Hope, it has become a staple in the community. Summer camp workers and local residents rely on the laundry services, making it crucial for the Laundromat to be functioning at full capacity. The donation will allow the Laundromat to fully serve the needs of the community and thrive in its fundraising endeavours.  “The intent with our social responsibility is to reinforce the notion that we are only as strong as our communities,” explains Mitchel Chilcott, CEO, North Peace Savings and Credit Union. “Leveraging from our support, the Friends of Hudson’s Hope Society’s Laundromat will be able to further deepen their support into the community,” adds Chilcott.

About North Peace Savings and Credit Union

North Peace Savings and Credit Union is a full-service financial organization offering banking, commercial, investment and insurance products. Located in Northeast British Columbia, North Peace Savings has proudly served the north for over 65 years.  With over 11,000 members within its four branches, North Peace Savings remains committed to the social and economic well-being within the communities it serves. North Peace Savings is the 2013 recipient of the National Credit Union Innovation Award, Canada and runner up for the Innovation Award through the Credit Union Executive Society.


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