EUGENE, Ore. — A day off on this Presidents’ Day presented an opportunity for some.
Two hundred and fifty Oregon Community Credit Union employees didn’t punch in Monday, but they certainly worked, dedicating time to 17 different nonprofit organizations.
One of them was a battered and bruised Mount Pisgah where volunteers cleaned up storm damage and debris. The executive director calls the damage the worst ever in the history of the arboretum.
“Forty years later we’re still relying on the community, and to see the folks from OCCU come out in such numbers on their day off and really chip in, it really feels good,” said Brad Van Apple of Mt. Pisgah Arboretum.
This is the fourth year OCCU has used the holiday to help area communities.