MTC Federal Credit Union Foundation Announces $10,000 Grant to Grace Center as Part of COVID-19 Response

Grace Center Providing Rent and Utility Assistance to Those Impacted by the COVID-19 CRISIS

ARDMORE — MTC Federal Credit Union Foundation today announced a grant to the Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma. The $10,000 grant award supports the organization's efforts to serve families directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic. 


“With the coronavirus wreaking havoc across the county, forcing the closure of schools and businesses, and causing an economic downturn, the Grace Center’s established financial assistance program is here to help the community," said Laura Eastes Akers, executive director of the Grace Center. "The grant award from MTC Federal Credit Union Foundation allows the Grace Center to make an even larger impact on southern Oklahoma families who are experiencing financial hardship due to the economic effects of the pandemic.” 


“MTC Federal Credit Union is actively involved in giving back to the communities we serve. We believe we have a responsibility to make a difference for others through a sense of community.  This partnership in philanthropy is an example of how we can achieve this goal collaboratively.”  said William H. Love, Jr. CEO of MTC Federal Credit Union.


Households that are struggling to pay for basic living expenses may apply for assistance at To qualify, households must be able to support their claim of hardship due to COVID-19 with a notification from their current or previous employer, or a medical note. Additionally, the household must have a need for rental and/or utility assistance. Applicants must be residents of Carter, Johnston, Love, Marshall, or Murray counties. 


About Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma

The Grace Center of Southern Oklahoma is a nonprofit organization working to prevent homelessness, inspire self-sufficiency, and provide essential services to those who are experiencing homelessness.

About MTC Federal Credit Union

MTC Federal Credit Union, established in 1976, is headquartered in Greenville, SC with more than $212 million in assets. MTC Federal is a not-for-profit financial-cooperative, federally insured by the NCUA, serving automotive manufacturers, their families and communities with branch locations in South Carolina, Alabama, and Oklahoma. Member-owners have 24/7 access to consumer financial services including credit and deposit services, loyalty rewards, membership perks, and lifetime benefits. To learn more about MTC Federal visit

About the MTC Federal Foundation

The MTC Federal Foundation is a 501c(3). Of the donations raised, 100% of funding goes to support Education, Disaster Relief, Community Charities that benefit our cooperative.  As a cooperative, the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation is the philanthropic administrative partner to the MTC Federal Foundation.



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