TruNorth supports Trillium House

MARQUETTE — TruNorth Federal Credit Union has continued its pledge of support for the construction of Trillium House, a planned hospice house for the Central Upper Peninsula. The credit union is in its second year of the pledge, donating $5,000 this February toward its $25,000 promise.

Pat Bray, executive director of Trillium House, has said the entity is currently $300,000 away from reaching its stated goal of $2.25 million to design, build and furnish the house.

“We’re hoping to break ground in the spring,” said Bray. “We’re very grateful for the continued support of TruNorth in funding this project.”

Bray noted Trillium House is about halfway to meeting a $50,000 matching gift from an anonymous community supporter. This means the next $25,000 in donations will be matched dollar for dollar.

George Isola, TruNorth’s general manager, said that “it’s important for a local financial institution like ours to continually support programs that improve the lives of our membership. Since we are owned and operated by local people, it made sense for our credit union to support this local endeavor to bring much needed hospice care to our community.”