(1) Terry V. in NC: Loved this installment! Do you think that dance to Happy Together is what broke up the Beatles?
Thanks for your shout out to SART. They really do amazing work.
Answer: Stranger things have happened. As for SART, that organization rocks–as does Terry . . . by the way, Terry is Terry Van Duyn, a candidate for one of the Buncombe County Commissioner positions. Please do vote for her!
Carolina Mountains Credit Union is the new WNC retail division of Self-Help Credit Union, located at 1911 Hendersonville Road in Asheville and with branches in Hendersonville, Rosman, and Penrose. Self-Help Credit Union is a community-based, member-owned, living-wage-certified non-profit lender with the mission of creating and protecting ownership and economic opportunity for all, especially people of color, women, rural residents, and low-wealth families and communities. In its more than 30-year history, Self-Help has made more than $6 billion in loans, of which 82% were to low-income borrowers. Recently featured in Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Non-Profits, Self-Help is also one of only three CDFI’s (community development financial institutions) and the onlyCDCU (community development credit union) in the area. By opening an account of any kind at Carolina Mountains, you can thus have a direct and immediate economic impact in your local community. Our current specialized programs include loans to green businesses, loans for energy efficiency upgrades, and loans to manufacturers that are creating jobs—in addition to our standard home and commercial loans. Our rates on CD’s and money markets are competitively priced and often above market rate. We also offer specialized “Green” and “Women and Children” certificates of deposit that go directly toward supporting our work in green lending as well as our loans to child care centers, affordable housing, and woman-owned businesses.To learn more about us, please visit our website at www.self-help.org or go to our Facebook page address at www.facebook.com/MakeADifferenceAsheville or call us at 866-293-7893.