BELLINGHAM (November 11, 2020) –WECU is honoring local veterans by making a $3,000 donation to Growing Veterans and by telling the story of local veteran and WECU business member, Derek Peris.

Growing Veterans is a nonprofit located in Lynden Washington. Its mission is to empower veterans to cultivate purpose and belonging by growing food, community, and each other. Funds will go towards Growing Veteran’s general operating budget.

WECU is also featuring an interview with former Marine and Owner of Barnyard Coffee Roasters, Derek Peris on the credit union’s community-focused podcast, Neighbor to Neighbor.

The episode can be found at wecu.com/barnyard-coffee-roasters/.


About Whatcom Education Credit Union

WECU is a credit union based in Bellingham, Washington. With more than 130,000 members and more than $2.0 billion in assets, WECU is proud to be a member-owned credit union focused on helping increase the financial wellbeing of its members and the communities it serves. The credit union has 11 branches and two loan centers located in Whatcom County. In 2020 WECU’s total charitable giving totaled close to $500,000.

Media Contact:
Keith Mader, Program Manager PR & Content at WECU, 360-756-7694, [email protected]