Del-One Federal Credit Union has partnered with the Delaware Electric Co-Op in a move that makes Delaware Electric’s 93,000 members eligible to join the credit union.

In a statement, the credit union said the partnership between the two cooperatives “shows cross-industry cooperation and how cooperatives can work together for the benefit of their members.”

The two organizations stressed the importance of the seven cooperative principles, including cooperation among cooperatives; education, training and information; and putting people before profits.

The collaboration was also hailed by lawmakers, including U.S. Sen. Tom Carper and U.S. Rep. Lisa Blunt-Rochester, who said the partnership helps strengthen communities and families across the state.

“Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable,” she said, adding that the two institutions will be stronger as partners working together for members.

From left, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester, Delaware Electric Co-Op President/CEO Bill Andrew & Del-One FCU President/CEO Dion Williams
From left, U.S. Sen. Tom Carper, Congresswoman Lisa Blunt-Rochester, Delaware Electric Co-Op President/CEO Bill Andrew & Del-One FCU President/CEO Dion Williams

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