Northwest Federal Donates $10,000 to Friends of Homeless Animals

HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Northwest
Federal Credit Union
donated $10,000 to resurface exercise runs for
shared kennels at the Friends of Homeless Animals (FOHA) shelter as
their final donation for 2018 under the umbrella of Transforming Lives
through Acts of We. FOHA, a community partner of the credit union, has
been in operation since 1973 focusing on the rescue and placement of
homeless dogs and cats in the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area.
FOHA will use the donated funds to upgrade two large exercise yards at
the shelter, changing the plastic turf to full cement on each exercise
space to meet the non-porous, durability and sanitary requirements
provided by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

“Our partnership with Northwest Federal Credit Union has been a
highlight of the past year,” said Katie Crockett, Executive Director of
FOHA. “Whether it is weatherproofing our catios, filling potholes on our
driveway, or providing desperately needed funding to ensure our
facilities are in compliance with state regulations, time and again
Northwest Federal Credit Union and its employees have stepped up to make
a very real difference. We at FOHA are grateful for this partnership.”

“It is a privilege to partner with FOHA to provide a safe, long-term
solution to assist with the care of the dogs at the shelter,” said Jeff
Bentley, President and CEO of Northwest Federal Credit Union.
“Throughout 2018, our employees have enjoyed volunteering at FOHA to
improve the lives of the cats and dogs sheltered there until they find
their forever homes as a meaningful part of our corporate giving and
volunteerism program. Ending the year with this donation is part of our
commitment to giving back to our community.”

About Northwest Federal Credit Union

Northwest Federal Credit Union is a full-service financial institution
ranking among the largest credit unions in Virginia and in the top 60
credit unions in the nation. Established in 1947 and headquartered in
Herndon, Va., Northwest Federal’s Why is to serve and inspire to
transform lives. The Credit Union currently serves more than 260,000
members and has assets in excess of $3.4 billion. For more information,
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