ALEXANDRIA, Va. (June 5, 2012) – On Saturday June 2nd, National Credit Union Administration Board Member Gigi Hyland, who also serves as the current chairman of NeighborWorks®, led a team of volunteers taking part in a neighborhood clean-up project in Ivy City, located in northeast Washington, DC. NCUA fielded ten enthusiastic volunteers along with volunteer teams from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
The clean-up project is part of annual NeighborWorks® Week, June 2-9, when NeighborWorks® America and its network of local organizations mobilize tens of thousands of volunteers, businesspeople, neighbors, friends, and local and national elected and civic leaders in a week of neighborhood change and awareness.
Board Member Gigi Hyland (bottom left) leads a group of NCUA volunteers
in a clean-up project with NeighborWorks®.
“We had a great group of volunteers come out to tackle this clean-up project in one of the most distressed Washington, DC communities,” said Board Member Hyland. “Manna, Inc., a local NeighborWorks® organization, helps low and moderate income persons acquire quality housing, build assets for families through homeownership, revitalize distressed neighborhoods, and preserve racial and ethnic diversity. Manna is one of 235 community development organizations belonging to NeighborWorks® America. Those successful partnerships make a real difference in more than 4,400 neighborhoods across the country.”
NeighborWorks® America creates opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and to safe and affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks® organizations have generated more than $19.5 billion in reinvestment in these communities.
“It is an honor to volunteer during NeighborWorks® Week and to serve on the board of this dynamic organization. The dedication of so many individuals and organizations who work to revitalize communities that need help the most is tremendous,” said Board Member Hyland.
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the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise
federal credit unions. With the backing of the full
faith and credit of the United States, NCUA operates
and manages the National Credit Union Share
Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of more than
98 million account holders in all federal credit
unions and the overwhelming majority of
state-chartered credit unions. At
Pocket Cents, NCUA also educates the public on consumer protection and financial literacy issues.