From left to right: Amy Blake, Nicole Andrino, Jenny Vassell, Mandy Adams, Linda Casper, and Judy Gault

Bowater Credit Union Member, Amy Blake, has won a $1,000 Pay It Forward prize for her favorite non-profit doing good in our area. She chose Got Her Covered located in Cleveland, TN.

Bowater Credit Union asks its members to nominate their favorite non-profit that helps people in the counties eligible for credit union membership: Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk. Up to five $1,000 prizes are awarded each year and Got Her Covered is the second winner of 2023.

“Got Her Covered is a local nonprofit tackling period poverty in both Bradley and Polk County School Districts. Period poverty is a lack of access to menstruation products, education, hygiene facilities, waste management, or a combination of these. “Did you know that period products aren’t covered by SNAP or any other welfare program and access to these products is almost always overlooked? 1 in 5 menstruating females say they have missed school and/or work due to lack of access to something as simple and commonplace as period and hygiene supplies,” wrote Blake. Got Her Covered’s goal is to create a city/county with dignity, and health, and increase access to feminine hygiene care. They have been cultivating change in our area for the past decade. Got Her Covered will be using their $1000 to further their mission and impact the lives of so many females in our community.

To learn more about Got Her Covered, to volunteer, or to make your donation, visit their website https://gothercovered.com or email [email protected].
The Pay It Forward program will continue through 2023 and will award up to 2 more prizes. Any member of Bowater Credit Union can nominate their favorite non-profit for a $1,000 Pay It Forward prize. The deadline to be considered for the next prize is November 30th, 2023.

Bowater Credit Union began the Pay It Forward program in 2010 to give back to the community it serves. Since the program’s inception, Bowater CU has given $53,000 to various charities making a difference in our community. For more information, visit BowaterECU.org.

Bowater Employees Credit Union is a federally insured credit union offering savings, checking, loans, and financial education to those who live, work, or go to school in the counties of Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk. They have four branches, over 19,000 members, and $250 million in assets. To learn more about Bowater Employees Credit Union and its services, call 423-336-7268 or visit BowaterECU.org.

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If you would like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview please call Kelsey O’Daniel at 423-303-5615 or email her at [email protected].