Laurel, MD – Employees from the Operations & Technology division of Tower Federal Credit Union came together at the company’s Laurel headquarters to offer soups, chili and other homemade goods, raising $1,700 for TowerCares Foundation, a charitable organization that aids, among others, children in need. The donation will help purchase essentials like baby wipes, canned goods, paper towels, diapers, and bed linens for Sarah’s House.
Sarah’s House provides emergency and transitional housing for the homeless in Anne Arundel County.
The group of 75Tower employees is “going to stuff a van full of very important items for the people of Sarah’s House,” said Vickey Rohde, Tower’s vice president of deposit services. Rohde also said the charitable sale, which debuted this year, will become an annual event “as a way of giving back.” She also challenged the credit union’s other departments to give back, too.
The reason the donation will be made in the TowerCares’ name is because, “I believe in the foundation and what it represents—helping the community,” Rohde said.
It is estimated that upwards of 200 people bought the wares that were sold over two days.
Those who made purchases were mostly Tower employees. “It was a fun thing to do that benefitted a good cause,” said Kristen Morsell, an administrative assistant at Tower. “You can’t beat that.”