Town and Village

Credit union donates to region’s nonprofits

BRATTLEBORO — On Aug. 2, 802 Credit Union commemorated 802 Day in Vermont. This unique celebration, held on the 2nd of August, or 8/02, pays homage to Vermont's sole area code.

"802 Day presents an opportunity for us to honor Vermont as a whole through acts of kindness, thoughtful initiatives, and heartfelt donations to our nonprofit partners," said Sean Gammon, president and CEO at 802 Credit Union, in a news release. "The strong bonds we have formed, the meaningful relationships we've built, and the enduring commitments to our community fill us with pride. Days like 802 Day provide opportunities for our staff to come together and celebrate these connections with one another and our members."

802 Day was initially created as a way to remind all Vermonters to care for each other with random acts of kindness. In the spirit of giving back, the staff at 802 Credit Union selected nine charities to support in the towns with 802 branches, each receiving $802. Recipients in Windham and Windsor counties included:

• Bellows Falls: Parks Place Community Resource Center, which helps with housing, food, employment, mental health, and more.

• Brattleboro: Windham County Humane Society, an animal protection organization.

• Putney: Putney Food Shelf, which helps those facing food insecurity.

• Springfield: Springfield Humane Society, an animal protection organization.

• Townshend: The Dylan Landers Memorial Scholarship, honoring a member of Leland & Gray Union High School's Class of 2024 who died in a motor vehicle crash in 2021.

• Windsor: Lucy McKenzie Animal Shelter, which is one of the nation's oldest no-kill animal shelters.

For more information about 802 Credit Union, visit

802 Credit Union is a $400 million-plus financial institution with nine locations currently serving more than 36,000 members. Members are part of a cooperative, meaning they share ownership in the Credit Union and elect a volunteer board of directors. 802 Credit Union provides membership to anyone who lives, works, or worships in Vermont as well as Grafton, Sullivan, and Cheshire counties in New Hampshire. For more information about 802 Credit Union visit

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