Ashland, WI — May 18, 2016 — The BRICK Ministries’ Board of Directors is pleased to award the May 2016 BRICK Builder Award to Superior Choice Credit Union’s (SCCU) Ashland and Mellen Branches. This rotating award was presented to SCCU to honor them for their significant contributions and dedication to The BRICK’s mission “to live Christ’s message to compassionately love and respect those in need.” Superior Choice Credit Union is a member-owned non-for-profit financial institution. Annually, both the Mellen and Ashland Branches donate a portion of members’ dividends to The BRICK Ministries to help serve the local community through the Food Shelf and Benevolence Programs.
“The vision of Superior Choice Credit Union is to provide superior products/services and deliver superior service. . .” and these folks are indeed superior! They’re involved in each community in which they have a presence. In addition to its partnership with The BRICK, SCCU is involved with helping Just Kids Dental plan their annual Sips & Slices fundraiser, has an ongoing presence in local schools to help youth strengthen their money skills, and is working to protect older adults by participating in the Twin Ports Elder Abuse Awareness and Prevention Conference and Community Forum. To become a Superior Choice Credit Union member go to https://www.superiorchoice.com.
The BRICK Ministries’ vision is “to provide services and build relationships to change people’s circumstances and lives through Christ. . . .” and it does that through its programming for low income residents of Ashland and Bayfield Counties. The Benevolence Program assists with delinquent rent, utilities, and other emergency needs. In 2015, over 1,000 individuals from more than 400 households were helped by this program. The BRICK Ministries also serves the community with its emergency Food Shelf Program at its four pantries: the main location in Ashland, the Cable Area Food Shelf, Helping Hands Food Shelf – Mellen, and the South Shore Food Shelf – Cornucopia, which together served an average of 1,616 people each month in 2015.
For more information on receiving assistance, volunteering opportunities, or making a gift, contact The BRICK at 715-682-7425, [email protected], or visit www.thebrickministries.com.