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The community rallies at the Grand Opening of The Lending Cupboard

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Red Deer, AB—The Lending Cupboard officially opened the doors to its new facility at its Grand Opening yesterday. This marks another step forward in the organization's growth. Servus Credit Union was at the event to present $25,000 toward the Capital Campaign, aimed at covering renovations of the new space and some added operating costs.

"We're thrilled to have Servus come on board with us again," said Dawna Morey, Executive Director of the Lending Cupboard. "This funding will allow us to reach more people in the community who require our services." The new facility is 6,200 sq. ft., up from 3,500 sq. ft. at their previous main facility.

The Grand Opening celebration drew more than 100 people from community including local MLAs and City Council, as well as representatives from Red Deer County Council, Rotary, Lions, Moose and other service clubs. MLA Kim Schreiner, Mayor Tara Veer, Board Chair Gary Pottage, Campaign Chair Brad Williams and Servus's Rob Stryker spoke at the event.

"What resonates with us about the wonderful services the Lending Cupboard provides to Central Albertans is how it enables people to focus on recovering from their temporary mobility challenges and not have to worry about the costs," said Rob Stryker, Vice President of Retail Banking for Southern Alberta. "This focus aligns with Servus's purpose to shape people's financial fitness—helping them feel more in control of their finances and resilient to what life brings."

About Servus Credit Union Ltd.

Servus Credit Union is a member-owned financial institution serving members from more than 100 locations in 59 communities. Servus aspires to build a better world - one member at a time – by shaping member financial fitness to help Albertans feel in control, financially resilient and able to pursue opportunities.

About the Lending Cupboard

The Lending Cupboard is a charitable organization that provides medical mobility equipment to those in need. We have an inventory of more than 9,100 items and lend out approximately 1,300 pieces of medical equipment every month for things like: extreme sports injuries, those recovering from illness or surgery, end of life care and hip or knee replacement.

Media contacts:

Dawna Morey, The Lending Cupboard
403.356.1678 ext 202

Rosemary Malowany, Servus Credit Union

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