Cascadia Chapter Partners with Local Nonprofit, Bienestar, to Support Local Families in Need


As a Chapter in the Credit Union Movement, Cascadia is constantly working together to build a brighter future not only for its credit union peers, but also its communities. Cascadia embodies the cooperative spirit and is dedicated to doing its part in staying connected to credit unions and the members they serve. 

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Cascadia Chapter of Credit Unions has partnered with Bienestar, a local nonprofit that has been building housing, hope, and community for Latinxs, immigrants, and all families in need since 1981. They operate 12 multifamily properties in Washington County for more than 500 families, with over 95% of their residents being Latinx. Bienestar believes that all work is honorable and champions those who provide essential labor for the community, and envisions and develops neighborhoods where residents find dignity, hope, confidence, skills, and courage to pursue their dreams.

To continue to support their families during these unprecedented times, Bienestar has launched the Esperanza Fund to provide emergency assistance for families affected by COVID-19.

Because of COVID-19, many in their community have been laid off or had their hours reduced, making it difficult for them to pay for groceries and rent. 

The Cascadia Chapter has dedicated $1,500 towards the Esperanza Fund, and now we turn to you. With the help of all of you, Cascadia hopes to raise an additional $1,500 for a total of $3,000.

You can donate directly to the Esperanza Fund by visiting their fundraising page, or by sending a check to the Cascadia Chapter at the following:

Cascadia Chapter of Credit Unions
PO BOX 537
St. Helens, OR 97051

Please make sure to reference Bienestar on the check, or make it out to them directly.

If you make a donation via online or mail, please let Cascadia know so it can personally thank you and track its progress of reaching $3,000!

Thank you for coming together as “People Helping People” to support families in need. If you have questions, you can connect with Cascadia President, Sarah Buck, directly at  

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