EVANSVILLE, Ind (WEHT) The Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union was awarded a big national honor for their partnership with Habitat for Humanity.

The Credit Union National Association, CUNA, which represents more than 5,000 member-owned cooperatives, presented ETFCU President and CEO Bill Schirmer with the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award during the annual Governmental Affairs Conference in Washington, D.C., on February 26. The award is named in honor of Dora Maxwell, an early credit union pioneer who organized hundreds of credit unions, developed volunteer organizer clubs, and worked with organizations on behalf of the poor.

ETFCU was nominated for its work with Habitat for Humanity of Evansville. ETFCU ully funded home builds in 2018 and 2019 and will do so again in 2020.

More than $138,000 has been raised for the next build, scheduled to launch in the spring.

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(This story was originally published on March 9, 2020)