Members First Credit Union employees go casual to benefit Liberty House

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Members First Credit Union representatives from their Bedford branch include: (L-R) Ian Murphy, Cynthia McCormick, Tiffani Riley and Kevin Colburn. Courtesy Photo

MANCHESTER, NH – Members First Credit Union employees take casual day seriously. Each Friday, they give $5 to dress down in jeans and other casual attire to support local charities. Members First recently donated $560 from the Casual Friday Fund to Liberty House, a non-profit organization in Manchester that supports homeless veterans.

Liberty House was once the family home of Private Harold Paczosa, one of over 600 servicemen lost in combat in 1943. To honor his memory, Private Paczosa’s sister, Annette, gifted the home to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, requesting that it be used to benefit military veterans. Today, Liberty House has provided services to over 300 homeless veterans.

“Supporting our community and honoring those who have served are key components of the credit union’s mission,” said Terry Wiegelman, vice president of marketing at Members First Credit Union. “Liberty House is unique in that veterans help veterans at their facility, fostering a supportive culture that helps homeless and struggling veterans find their independence, and we are deeply honored to support their mission with this donation, said Wiegelman.

Liberty House accepts no federal or state funding, depending entirely on donations from private citizens and local businesses that recognize the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans. In addition to support from the community, their mission is made possible in part by maintaining a small, efficient staff.

To learn more about Liberty House and make a donation, visit