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Coast Central Announces $55,000 in COVID Community Care Fund Awards


Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) President/CEO James T. Sessa announced that 15 community organizations have been selected to receive awards as part of the credit union’s recently established COVID Community Care Fund. Last month, CCCU communicated information about the Fund available to local organizations experiencing significant financial hardship as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding amounts were available up to $5,000 each. From a pool of 43 non-profits who applied for a total of $189,000, recipients are:

Humboldt County
AJ’s Transitional Living $5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Redwoods $5,000
Healy Senior Center $5,000
McKinleyville Community Collaborative $5,000
Wild Souls Ranch $5,000
Breast & GYN Health Project $4,500
Orleans Volunteer Fire Dept. $4,000
Humboldt Botanical Gardens $3,000
CASA of Humboldt $2,600
Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire $2,000
Peninsula School District $1,800
Soroptimist Intl of Eureka $1,500
Trinity County
Golden Age Center $5,000
Trinity Players $5,000
Trinity Center Volunteer Fire Dept. $850

“In addition to the many efforts we have made to support our members in these difficult times, including fee waivers, Skip-a-Payments, no-interest loans, mortgage deferments, Paycheck Protection Paycheck loans, and others, we believe we also have a responsibility to assist non-profits as they strive to continue addressing significant community needs,” Sessa stated. “As a designated essential business from the beginning of the pandemic, we will continue to provide financial services through an array of options while keeping our members and teams safe.” For more information on Coast Central’s COVID-19-related resources, visit

Founded in 1950, Coast Central Credit Union (CCCU) is the largest member-owned financial institution in the area, with over 70,000 members and 11 Member Services Branches. Anyone who lives or works in Humboldt, Del Norte or Trinity counties can bank with CCCU. Members have access to a network of 30,000 free CO-OP ATMs nationwide, Online and Mobile Banking, and a full array of personal and business products and services. More information can be found at its web site at and at

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