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Bellco Partners with the American Red Cross to Help the Non-Profit Celebrate Its 100th Anniversary in Colorado

May 21, 2014



GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- This year marks the 100th anniversary of the American Red Cross in Colorado, and Bellco is partnering with the non-profit to help them celebrate a century of service. The American Red Cross has planned a year of activities throughout the state, and Bellco is supporting the celebration by promoting its theme in all 21 Bellco branches and distributing free "Celebrating a Century in Colorado" bracelets to help spread the word.

Each month, Bellco sponsors a Charity of the Month program that allows its more than 230,000 customers to support a nonprofit organization through an online donation from their Bellco account, or by donating via phone or at a Bellco branch. Bellco designated the American Red Cross as its charity partner for May.

In June, Bellco is offering free “Disaster Preparedness” workshops in three of its branches. Taught by American Red Cross disaster preparedness experts, the workshops will share potentially life-saving information on how to be ready for any type of disaster or hazard such as flooding or wildfires. Attendees will receive free USB drives that include critical disaster and financial preparedness information. For more information or to sign up for one of the workshops, visit https://coloradoredcross1.wufoo.com/forms/be-red-cross-ready.

June 21, 3 – 4 p.m.

Lone Tree Branch

9220 Park Meadows Drive

Lone Tree

(720) 479-5276

June 28, 3 – 4 p.m.

Thornton Branch

12820 Holly St.

Thornton

(720) 479-5281

July 12, 3 – 4 p.m.

Cherry Creek Branch

244 Milwaukee Street

Denver

(720) 479-5277

“Bellco is committed to giving back to the communities we serve as well as offering access to resources that can improve our customers’ lives,” said Deirdra O’Gorman, VP of Customer Relationship Management for Bellco. “In partnering with the American Red Cross on its 100th anniversary, we‘re able to share valuable information with our customers and support this monumental achievement by the American Red Cross.”

“We’re excited to bring Bellco on as a Century Celebration sponsor this year as the company shares our commitment to improving the lives of people throughout our state,” said Gino Greco, CEO of the American Red Cross of Colorado. “Bellco’s support will help the Red Cross deliver vital services to Coloradans – helping before, during and after disasters and emergencies.”

About Bellco Credit Union

Bellco is one of Colorado’s largest financial institutions, with more than $2.5 billion in assets and 21 branches in Colorado. Founded in 1936, Bellco offers a full range of financial products and services including mortgages, auto loans and checking accounts. Today, Bellco has more than 230,000 customers who benefit from the advantages of a credit union, including lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings and access to thousands of ATMs nationwide. Bellco actively supports the community by donating funds and employee volunteer hours to many Denver-area and Grand Junction organizations. “Like” Bellco on Facebook or “follow” @Bellco_CU on Twitter. Bellco is federally insured by NCUA and an Equal Housing Lender.




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