SCARBOROUGH — On Friday, Dec. 31 and Saturday, Jan. 1, Town & Country Federal Credit Union made very important and heartfelt deposits to thank frontline healthcare workers for an incredible year of dedication and commitment, and offer hope for the year ahead. The credit union’s ‘Local Helping Local’ initiative provided New Year’s meals to frontline healthcare workers working in the COVID units at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Northern Light Mercy Hospital in Portland, and Southern Maine Health Care in Biddeford. In addition to supporting healthcare workers, the credit union also supported local businesses, Sisters Gourmet Deli in Portland, and The Deli and Company in Saco, by partnering with them to have the meals prepared and delivered safely to all three facilities according to all health protocols.

Susan Doliner, vice president of philanthropy at Maine Medical Center, said, “Today (Jan. 1) could, in fact, be one of the busiest days in our COVID history. Town & Country FCU made the teams day. I’m sure none of them will find time to leave the unit today and providing lunch was just the special deed they needed. Your credit union did something very special today.

“We owe huge debts of gratitude to our frontline healthcare workers who have been truly remarkable not only throughout the past year but throughout the entire pandemic, under tremendously challenging circumstances. Unfortunately, challenging times remain and the commitment and dedication of our healthcare workers is more important than ever as we look ahead to the new year. Through our contribution, Town & Country wanted express our deep gratitude and appreciation as well as offer hope as we start a new year. Town & Country believes that being a part of the community is more than just providing financial services but it’s about recognizing those who make a difference in making our communities better. Our healthcare workers do so much to make a difference day after day,” stated Jon Paradise, senior vice president of communications, marketing and community outreach at Town & Country.

Throughout the pandemic, Town & Country has assisted thousands of members with financial challenges through loan deferments, fee refunds and much more. In addition, the credit union has contributed thousands of dollars and resources in support of non-profits, local businesses, frontline healthcare workers, educators and other community organizations and services through its ‘Local Helping Local’ initiative.

“We believe it’s important to help our community, whether it’s with the financial challenges for our members, local businesses, and organizations or individuals who are critical to our well-being, Town & Country will continue to do whatever we can to move our community forward in 2022 and beyond. Our commitment to ‘local helping local’ is part of the very fabric of who we are and what we do,” added David Libby, president and CEO of the credit union.

As Maine’s second largest credit union with 40,000 members, Town & Country is a full-service financial institution offering a wide range of financial products and services to people who live, work, go to school or worship in Cumberland and York Counties. Designated as one of Maine’s ‘Best Credit Unions’ by Forbes in 2021 and 2020, the credit union has $505 million in assets, and is part of the second largest branch network in the country. To learn more, visit