North Peace Savings and Credit Union Helps Open the Door for Seniors

Pictured in the photo (Left to right) are Parm Gill, Vice President, Risk and Finance at North Peace Savings; Paul McAfee, Vice President, Service at North Peace Savings and Dennis Kroeker, Full Time Maintenance Volunteer at Abbeyfield House of Fort St. John. The door was installed by All West Glass.

Fort St. John, March 8th, 2012

Abbeyfield House of Fort St. John opened their new automatic door to welcome the Management Team of North Peace Savings and Credit Union and thank the Credit Union for their $7500 contribution.

North Peace Savings' Social Responsibility Fund contributed over $7500 to install a new automatic door at Abbeyfield House in Fort St. John. Paul McAfee, Vice President, Service states "Giving back to the community is a core value of the Credit Union. Providing assistance and support to organizations such as Abbeyfield allows us to help build a strong community. When Abbeyfield contacted us about their need for a new door, we were happy to help provide easier accessibility for seniors living at the facility."

Abbeyfield President Ann Bergen says "Imagine how convenient it now is for the residents to have the door open at the push of a button when you are in a wheelchair, use a walker or cane, or even just have your hands full! The automatic door makes the resident's lives so much easier! We wish to thank the Credit Union and all who made this a reality." 

North Peace Savings allocates 4% of its annual operating funds to their Social Responsibility Fund to support eligible community groups and organizations.  In 2011-2012 North Peace Savings has allocated $136,502 in the Social Responsibility Fund to support the communities in which it operates. Groups can apply to the Social Responsibility Committee for funding to assist with various events and projects. More information about the Credit Union's Social Responsibility Fund and how to apply can be found at www.npscu.ca.

Abbeyfield House of Fort St. John is a residence constructed to house local seniors. This home provides the residents a balance between privacy, companionship, security and independence. The facility is maintained and governed by a board and staff of dedicated volunteers and provides a live-in house manager to assist residences with their needs and provide some meals. Additional information about Abbeyfield Houses of Fort St. John can be found at www.abbeyfieldfsj.org.

About North Peace Savings and Credit Union

North Peace Savings and Credit Union (NPSCU) 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 65 years and is committed to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the communities in which it operates. NPSCU has three branches, a financial planning office, over 11,000 members and was recently recognized in the area as the People's Choice winner of "Best Financial Institution, 2011"