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Fargo, ND – On Friday, October 24th, United Savings Credit Union celebrated member appreciation by holding their annual open house events at all three credit union locations. They served coffee, cookies and other goodies along with lunch, and handed out calendars for 2015. Members who attended were also eligible to sign up for drawings for cash prizes.
Friday, October 24, also marked the kickoff of a fundraiser, as United Savings teamed up with the Great Plains Food Bank for a two week event to raise money for hunger relief in Fargo/Moorhead. Through their partnership with the Great Plains Food Bank, they learned that each $1 raised provides 4 meals! The [...]
FALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS – In early October, St. Anne’s Credit Union’s employees supported Breast Cancer Awareness month by participating in the nationwide “Lee National Denim Day”. Employees donated $5 or more to the American Cancer Society for breast cancer research and wore pink ribbons and denim on October 4th, overall raising nearly $800. Since its creation in 1996, participants in “Lee National Denim Day” have raised more than $91 million for the fight against breast cancer. St. Anne’s Credit Union supports “Lee National Denim Day” every year, and encourages their employees to participate in their “Think Pink” photo contest, dressing in pink and denim, and decorating their branches and [...]
Ferndale, Michigan – Credit Union ONE continued its’ support of the Ferndale High School Marching band this year by contributing $1,000 to help defray operational costs.”
The Ferndale High School ‘Golden Eagle’ Marching Band truly appreciates all the community support we receive for the hard work we do, said Elon Jamison, Ferndale High School Director of Bands. Local businesses like Credit Union ONE provide crucial financial support, so that the kids can focus on being the best they can be, rather than worrying about finances or lack of material and instructional resources for the band. Thank you, Credit Union ONE!”
Said John Kozich, Credit Union ONE Vice President of Community Relations, [...]
Enfield, CT – The Tobacco Valley Teachers Federal Credit Union (TVTFCU) in Enfield recently celebrated International Credit Union Day. Credit union members around the world celebrate this event to commemorate the credit union movement’s impact and achievements. Credit unions are not-for-profit financial cooperatives that provide an effective and viable alternative to for-profit financial institutions for more than 200 million members in 103 countries worldwide. They exist to serve their members, providing a safe place to save money and access affordable loans.
TVTFCU celebrated by providing refreshments, give-a-ways and prizes. A Liberty Mutual Insurance representative was on hand to provide information regarding insurance plans and member discounts. The credit union also [...]
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.– NuVision Federal Credit Union employees and members have donated over $75,000 since 2010 to support the Children’s Hospitals of Orange County and Los Angeles and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The credit union recently reached this fundraising milestone by participating in the annual ‘Light the Night’ event at Angel Stadium benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society on September 27 and the ‘CHOC Walk in the Park’ event at Disneyland Resort on October 12.
“We are thrilled to have reached $75,000 in contributions since 2010 for these incredible organizations, and look forward to continuing our commitment to give back to the communities we serve,” said L.J. Tarman, Vice [...]
Minot, ND – Each year Town & Country Credit Union supports the Minot Y’s Men’s Rodeo by sponsoring the Saddle Bronc division of the Rodeo. They also support the rodeo by incorporating a fundraiser for Tough Enough to Wear Pink (TETWP).
Funds donated to Tough Enough to Wear Pink stay local and are used to support the Trinity Exercise Cancer Rehabilitation Program at the Minot YMCA. Last year the credit union raised $2,500 from a Silent Auction and a Taco-in-a-Bag lunch. However, this year the credit union surpassed last year’s fundraiser by raising $3,000!
“As a credit union rooted in agriculture member business lending, we love rodeo week,” said Darrell [...]
Twenty-six teams featuring representatives from 19 credit unions and seven affiliate organizations participated in the annual CHOC Walk at the Park Oct. 12, raising more than $175,000 for Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC).
This was the second year credit unions from throughout Orange and Los Angeles counties came together to walk and fundraise for CHOC. This collaborative team was the brainchild of Bill Birnie, CEO of Eagle Community Credit Union in Lake Forest, who came up with the idea in 2013.
This year, more than 1,350 walkers from the various credit unions and affiliate organizations took part. CO-OP Financial Services was the sponsor of the light blue team t-shirts.
“It is [...]
Auburn Hills, Mich. –Genisys Credit Union, which provides services to anyone who lives or works in the Lower Peninsula, was proud to sponsor and join Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County for their Women’s Build project this past week.
“They had a great time working together to provide a member of our community with a safe and livable home,” said Jackie Buchanan, President/CEO. “It’s always rewarding to know that we’ve helped make a difference in someone’s life.”
Together, Habitat for Humanity and Genisys Credit Union worked to provide a home to a local couple looking to make a fresh start. Future homeowner, Cynthia, has faced Cerebral [...]
YORKTOWN, VA – 1st Advantage FCU held its 7th Annual 1st A.I.D.E. Day on October 13, 2014. While most financial institutions were closed for the Columbus Day holiday, 1st Advantage colleagues were hard at work assisting local non-profit organizations.
Collected over 4,000 pounds of food that made 243 family meal bags for The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula.
Made 230 Surgery Bears for the children who are patients at Children’s Hospital of the Kings Daughters.
Made 25 shoulder wraps for the Giving Heart to be given to senior citizens.
Assembled 2,000 Promise Garden Flowers and 100 caregiver packets for the Altzheimer’s Association.
Wrapped and sorted over 2,000 children’s gifts for [...]
CAMBRIDGE, Minn. – Mary Sarault, with the Isanti County Commission on Aging, appeared before the council to request a pause in the rent for the Senior Enrichment Center for one to two years. The SEC pays $500 per month in rent, $6,000 annually, for its space at City Center Mall.
Sarault explained the SEC, which moved to City Center Mall in May 2014, has been serving public lunches through its SAC’s Friendship Cafe for about three months.
Sarault said lunch prices have increased from $4.25 to $5.25 since opening; however, they still offer the $4.25 price to lower-income seniors. She said everything at SAC’s Cafe is made fresh daily and attendance has increased. She [...]