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BELCO EMPLOYEES TO HOST SOUP COOK-OFF AND BAKE SALE TO BENEFIT CARLISLE C.A.R.E.S

Harrisburg, PA (2/1/2018) – On Friday, February 2, 2018, from 11:30am-1:30pm, Belco Community Credit Union is hosting a “Souper Bowl” Soup Cook-Off & Bake Sale to raise money to benefit Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. The cook-off will be held at Belco’s Operations Center at 449 Eisenhower Blvd., Harrisburg. Thirteen Belco employees will be competing for the title of “Best Soup.” Samples are available for a 25 cent donation, or $3.00 per bowl. Belco branches will also have a bake sale to raise additional funds.

Last year, Belco employees raise more than $550 for the Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg. This year the goal is to raise more than $600 for Carlisle C.A.R.E.S Employees who make a $6 donation to Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. can wear their favorite football team jersey and jeans as part of Belco’s “Souper Bowl” celebration

Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. has been serving the Cumberland County community since 2004. C.A.R.E.S. began as a mission through Carlisle United Methodist Church (then Grace United Methodist Church). After sheltering a few men for a night, members of the church and the community realized there was a much bigger issue that needed to be addressed. Initially, C.A.R.E.S. housed three of four homeless individuals during the harshest winter months through a network of three churches. Eventually, as support grew, C.A.R.E.S. was able to offer shelter year round to as many as 60 guests each night. Carlisle C.A.R.E.S. is located at 50 West Penn Street, in Carlisle, PA.

About Belco Community Credit Union

Established in 1939 as a federally chartered credit union, serving the employees of Bell Telephone Company of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Belco’s conversion to a state chartered credit union in 1997 opened the doors to expanding services to other businesses in Central Pennsylvania. Prior to receiving community charter approval in July 2005, Belco served a diverse group more than 700 partner companies and organizations. Belco is a community chartered credit union that is open to businesses and anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon, Perry or York counties. Belco currently has more than 64,000 members and $595 million in assets, 14 branches, numerous ATM locations, and 24-hour account access through a telephone audio response system and online banking. For more information, visit belco.com or call (717) 232-3526 (Harrisburg Area) or (800) 642-4482.

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