Challenge issued to 'Share the Warmth'

Nov 30, 2012

Champion Credit Union  has agreed to contribute up to $10,000 to help ensure people stay warm this winter.

The winter of 2012-13 is one that is expected to be colder than usual, and much colder than last year.

At 11 a.m. Monday, a kick-off event will be held at the credit union office at 1 Academy St. in Canton.

At that time, Credit Union President Mike Clayton and the mayors of towns within the county will gather to make the first donation.

All funds gathered during the campaign will go to the Mountain Projects Community Action Agency. The funds will be earmarked  to provide heating assistance to residents of Haywood and Jackson counties.

“With state funding cuts, it is projected that Mountain Projects will be unable to help the residents who need help.  Champion Credit Union will match each dollar donated, up to $10,000, Clayton said.

This means there is  the potential to raise as much as $20,000 to help with the campaign.

For more information, contact Noralynn Grindstaff, Champion Credit Union marketing and communications nanager, at 593-9411 or

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