CALHOUN – Bowater Credit Union account owner Joyce Johnson, has won $1,000 from Bowater Credit Union to her favorite non-profit: Foundation House Ministries.

Bowater Credit Union has asked its members to nominate their favorite non-profit helping people in the counties eligible for credit union membership: Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk.  Foundation House is the first winner of 2017.

“It is amazing how much the love, the mentoring and the classes (provided by Foundation House Ministries) can impact these women,” writes Johnson.  “And not only the moms, but their babies as well!”

Headed up by Director Suzanne Burns, Foundation House Ministries provides classes, case management and more for women who are pregnant or who already have children.  Women learn to build strong, stable lives for themselves and their children.  To make your own contribution, visit http://foundationhouseministries.org/ or call (423) 464-5351.

The Pay It Forward program will continue through 2017, and that means any member of Bowater Credit Union can nominate their favorite non-profit for a $1,000 Pay It Forward prize.  Four more prizes will be given out in 2017, and the deadline to be considered for the next prize is August 31.

Bowater Credit Union began the Pay It Forward program in 2010 as a way to give back to the community it serves.  Since the program’s inception, Bowater CU has given $34,000 to various charities making a difference in our community.  For more information click here.

Pictured left to right: Meagan Brazier, FHM; Suzanne Burns, FHM Executive Director; Tonsie Maxwell, Bowater CU Keith St Branch Manager; Bowater CU Members Joyce and WW Johnson