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Northeast Credit Union Foundation honors Cross Roads Housewith the Inaugural Nourish Award

June 14, 2023 2:39 PM | Darlene Villeneuve (Administrator)

Press Release


Date: May 24, 2023

Contact: Ryan Grace

Vice President of Brand



Northeast Credit Union Foundation honors Cross Roads House with the Inaugural Nourish Award

Portsmouth, NH –The Northeast Credit Union Foundation hosted its inaugural event, Nourish Portsmouth, at Cisco Brewers on May 18th; an evening celebrating the spirit of doing well by doing good. Over 250 guests had the opportunity to connect with over 20 local nonprofits who were on site to share their missions and build relationships with each other.

Welcoming remarks were given by Northeast Credit Union CEO and Chairman of the Foundation, Chris Parker, who shared how the Foundation was born out of the belief that Northeast Credit Union’s purpose is more significant than just offering a great banking experience. While listening to wonderful music performances by local musicians, Kris Hype and the New Hampshire Fiddle Ensemble, guests visited with mission-aligned organizations like The Monarch School of New England, I Got Bridged, and Gather to name a few, and shared how working together they are making an impact on our communities. 


The culmination of the event came when The Northeast Credit Union Foundation honored Will Arvelo, Executive Director of Cross Roads House with the first-ever Nourish Award. The Nourish Award is bestowed upon an organization that reflects Northeast’s mission to enrich and nourish the lives of others. Cross Roads House provides homeless families and individuals with shelter, basic necessities, and the tools and guidance they need to return to permanent housing.


Dan Raposa, Executive Director of The Northeast Credit Union Foundation shared, “For four decades, the work of the Cross Roads House has been nothing less than remarkable.  Their services are vital for the unsheltered in the Seacoast area.  Theirs is a cause we’re happy to support, is tightly aligned with our mission, and we see them as a valuable community resource and a cornerstone of our evolving Nourish Network.”


The spirit of the evening was not lost on the attendees nor the nonprofits, with many sharing their appreciation for Northeast bringing the community together in this way.  “I was so energized and inspired when I got home last night - Northeast has an incredible community and it seems like there are even more great things ahead to explore. We're so grateful to be a part of it!” stated Amanda Martineau of The Monarch School of New England.


The evening in Portsmouth is just the beginning for the good work and connections being made possible by the Northeast Credit Union Foundation, as plans continue to grow and evolve their Nourish Network, and the impact it will have throughout local communities in New Hampshire and Maine.


About the Northeast Credit Union Foundation

The Northeast Credit Union Foundation is funded by Northeast Credit Union members, employees, vendor partners, and community members. The Foundation is committed to supporting programs that look to end food insecurity, support affordable housing, and the advancement of education. More information can be found


About Northeast Credit Union

Northeast Credit Union is a member-owned and not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enrich and nourish the lives of others: its members, its employees, and its communities.  Northeast provides a cooperative banking experience that invites others to take part in making our communities thrive through elimination of food insecurity, access to affordable housing, and support of education. From its humble beginnings at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1936, Northeast has grown to more than $2 billion in assets, over 142,000 members and 18 branches throughout New Hampshire and Maine.


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