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Back To School Outreach

For the second year, Atomic Credit Union joined forces with Compel Street Ministries for the annual Back to School Outreach school supply giveaway.

  • Author Atomic Credit Union
  • Posted August 17, 2020
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Compel Street Ministry is a volunteer organization in the heart of Wellston, Ohio. They rely strictly on donations for the community and have weekly giveaways to help those in need. 

The Back to School Outreach was held on Friday, August 7th from 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM, and served a total of 144 local children. Items received include backpacks, lunchboxes, notebooks, binders, writing utensils, clothes, and so much more. Atomic Credit Union provided free lunches consisting of hot dogs, chips and drinks, as well as a $50 gift card giveaway for any back to school necessities.

"A huge thank you to all of our volunteers! We couldn't have done it without you. You have blessed a lot of kiddos this school year and helped make this event a success", stated BJ Taynor, one of the volunteers for Compel Street Ministry.

Branden McGhee, Atomic's South Regional Manager, stated "This was the second year that Atomic partnered with Compel for the school supply giveaway. We felt honored that they asked us to take part in such a special event. The community donated school supplies to the Church, and Atomic partnered to match those donations. Due to all the generous community members, we were able to provide school supplies and clothing for about 400 students. All the excess school supplies that were not taken during this event are available for pick up at Compel Street Ministry." He went on to say "This event takes place in Wellston, but it is open to all area schools. It was nice to see so many schools represented this year, even with the uncertainty thoughout the area due to COVID-19. I saw kids from the Jackson, Wellston, Vinton, Gallia, River Valley and Meigs local schools benefit from this giveaway."

Along with all the school and clothing supplies, Atomic provided food for the students, parents and volunteers that helped make this yet another successful event. Atomic is a proud, community-driven Credit Union who loves to give back to its membership in ways just like this!

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