RTN’s Walk Home 2018 Steps it Up for Homeless Teens and Families
Waltham, MA—More than 100 walkers, volunteers and staff participated in RTN Federal Credit Union’s 8th annual Walk Home for the Homeless on June 10. The 5K Walk events took place simultaneously in three locations -- Danvers Rail Trail, Dorchester Park and Waltham Common. Each Walk began with an Opening Program featuring remarks from local officials, and senior executives from the Credit Union and the Coalition.
Walk Home funds are collected through the RTN GoodWorks Foundation and donated to help homeless teens and families in Danvers, Dorchester and Waltham, and support the work of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. RTN has raised close to $180,000 since the inception of Walk Home in 2011. There will be an official ceremony in September to give this year’s Walk Home funds to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.
"Walk Home demonstrates our Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to support the Mass. Coalition for the Homeless and help the homeless in local communities we serve,” says Richard Wright, RTN CEO and Treasurer. “We appreciate the efforts of everyone who came together to help the estimated 42,000 children and teens who will experience homelessness in Massachusetts this year.”
RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit, public charitable foundation that fosters financial wellness, and promotes financial literacy and community involvement. Founded in 2011, the RTN GoodWorks Foundation is a natural outgrowth of the Credit Union’s commitment to community activities and financial literacy as a key component of financial health.
RTN is a full-service financial cooperative, owned by and operated for its members. Established in 1945, it is one of the 10 largest credit unions in Massachusetts, with nearly $900 million in assets, 50,000 members and 20 branches. Membership is open to employees and family members of 800 employer groups.