WELLINGTON, CO - Wellington community members gathered on Wellington’s Cleveland Avenue early Wednesday, Nov. 16, for a special announcement from Blue Federal Credit Union and Wellington’s Main Streets Program.

Blue has pledged through its Do Gooders Unite campaign to donate $10,000 to the Main Streets Program once Blue reaches 300 Do Gooders members. The campaign promotes and encourages new members to help others, strengthen communities, and recognizes those who make a positive impact every day. Do Gooders embodies Blue’s goals of forming lifelong partnerships with its members and lasting connections with the communities Blue supports.

The first 300 new members to open a checking account at a Fort Collins or Wellington branch through December will become the newest Do Gooders. New members will receive a Do Good kit and $100 to do good in their community.

Blue will donate $10,000 to downtown Wellington when the organization reaches 300 new members. An additional donation will be made to the Fort Collins community and announced later in the campaign. 

“Blue Federal Credit Union is committed to the communities we serve, and we continually look for ways to invest in those communities and further serve our members,” said Michele Bolkovatz, Blue’s Vice President of Marketing. “The Do Gooders Unite campaign is a great way for the community and Blue to join together.”

Bolkovatz and Dave Michaelson, Executive Director of Wellington’s Main Streets Program, said they were excited to announce that the $10,000 donation will be used to install new bike racks throughout downtown Wellington.

Michele Bolkovatz and Dave Michaelson make an announcement about the Do Gooders Unite campaign.

“Wellington has seen explosive growth, but in a relatively bike-friendly way,” said Michaelson. “Our long-term goal as part of our downtown revitalization effort will include bikeway planning to connect recent subdivisions with the historic downtown. In addition, bike racks are an important feature of our long-term streetscape plan.”

The Wellington Main Streets Program is planning to install 10-15 bike racks in the approximately six blocks that constitute downtown Wellington by the spring of 2017.

The design of the bike racks is in progress, but will ultimately have a unique look and feel to maintain consistency with the period architecture of downtown’s original buildings.

Community members interested in contributing toward the new bike racks can take the Do Good pledge at Blue’s Wellington branch inside Ridley’s Market.

More information on the campaign and how to join Blue can be found at www.bluefcu.com/dogood.

Wellington Mayor Tim Singewald joins Michaelson and Bolkovatz at the Do Gooders Unite announcement.

Wellington Mayor Tim Singewald joins Michaelson and Bolkovatz at the Do Gooders Unite announcement.