Del Norte Credit Union Gives $4500 To Three Española Non-Profits In Fun Way

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Posing with a check for $4,500 which was divided between three Espanola non-profit organizations. Pictured are, from left, Ambrose Barros of Hoy Recovery, Jessica Garcia of  Tewa Women United, Lauren Reichelt, Health and Human Services Director for Rio Arriba County, Roger Montoya with the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness, and Diego Munoz, Communications Specialist for Del Norte Credit Union. Courtesy photo


 Española Mayor Javier Sanchez and Lauren Reichelt, Health and Human Services Director for Rio Arriba County were tasked to catch as much money as possible in 60 seconds. Combined, they collected $4,500—and Del Norte Credit Union distributed the funds equally among the three organizations: Hoy Recovery, Tewa Women United and the New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness.

“What an exciting time for DNCU to show our spirit and mission of Improving Lives in a fun and impactful way,” said DNCU CEO/President Chuck Valenti. “The three organizations that were selected as part of this donation embody the vision we have for our communities – coming together to end homelessness and drug abuse begins with focus on our youth. Our philanthropic efforts are focused on improving the lives of the youth of Northern New Mexico, and we know that these funds will go a long way to shape the future of tomorrow.”

“DNCU’s generosity is going to help so many lives in Rio Arriba and beyond. They are a treasure to our community,” said Rio Arriba Health and Human Services Director, Lauren Reichelt. “Having the opportunity to participate in the DNCU cash machine to help my community was fun and will have a lasting impact. Thank you, DNCU.”

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