Credit Unions Turn Out for Rep. Bonamici’s Better Future Awards Luncheon

Representatives from five Portland-area credit unions joined your Association Monday at the Better Future Awards Luncheon sponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1).

The congressperson honored three community organizations for making a positive difference providing educational, business, and healthcare opportunities.

Bonamici spoke of a “future where our nation and our world are at peace and where we are all secure enough to know that our children and grandchildren will have a future that is better than our own.”

Organizations presented with awards include:

  • Adelante Chicas program. This organization, which means “women rise up” partners with local public schools and families to offer after-school programming, leadership, and community service opportunities for Latina youth and their families.
  • XXcelerate Fund. The Fund provides resources to women entrepreneurs such as funding, connections, and mentoring.
  • Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. Named for a 6-year daughter of migrant farmworkers who died from a treatable condition due to barriers to healthcare, the center provides medical services to nearly 50,000 people across Washington and Yamhill counties.

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