November 12, 2015

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St. Helens Community Raises $3260
for Columbia Pacific Food Bank

ST. HELENS, Ore., November 12, 2015: St. Helens Community Credit Union has wrapped up a successful, two-month lending campaign that raised $3260 for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank. A check was presented to the local charity by St. Helens Community President and CEO, Brooke Van Vleet.

The campaign titled, “Help Others. Reward Yourself.” offered members the chance to open any new loan from September 1, to October 31, and the credit union would donate $10 to the local food bank.

“The campaign was an amazing success,” stated Brooke Van Vleet, President and CEO of St. Helens Community. “We all have a special place in our heart for Columbia Pacific Food Bank. We know this donation will go to feeding those in need throughout our community, particularly as we head into the upcoming holiday season.”

With a loan from St. Helens Community, members rewarded themselves by working toward their financial goals and dreams, while helping others in the community who may be struggling. The credit union plans to run the campaign again in the future, with the goal to raise even more.

“This donation will provide enough food to generate 9,780 meals for those in need,” said Casey Wheeler, Executive Director for Columbia Pacific Food Bank. “We look forward to working with St. Helens Community members again in the future.”

Columbia Pacific Food Bank ( helps feed those in need throughout Columbia County thanks to generous donations of money, food, transportation, and time from community leaders, giving volunteers, local families, and forward-thinking companies.

St. Helens Community Credit Union ( is proud to be the area’s longstanding not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative. Membership is open to families and businesses throughout Columbia, Clatsop, and Cowlitz Counties as well as Sauvie Island, Oregon.