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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 $4.25 price to lower-income seniors. She said everything at SAC’s Cafe is made fresh daily and attendance has increased. She [...]
TEXAS CITY, TX ─ On Friday, October 17, 2014, AMOCO Federal Credit Union sponsored an adoption day for the League City Animal Shelter from which a total of 40 pets found fur-ever homes!
AMOCO’s event at the League City Animal Shelter concluded with 40 happy endings. Pets that have been sheltered for days, or in some cases, months, were able to finally find a place called home. The turnout was amazing, and the overwhelming amount of adoptions was the most the shelter has seen in one day! Purrfect!
Nine AMOCO volunteers dedicated a full day to: play, walk and clean animal kennels. In addition to providing volunteers, AMOCO also covered all [...]
Minot, ND – Juniors and seniors from 18 area high schools attended the one day personal finance seminar “$MRTZ” held at Minot State University on Wednesday, October 8.
This year’s event provided students with information on budgeting, saving for large purchases, credit card usage, loans, investing, interest rates and fees, earning power, college costs and financial aid.
There was also a student panel comprised of Minot State University students sharing their past experiences and lessons in personal finance. The keynote address was presented by Lance Hill from the Bank of North Dakota who provided an engaging presentation on the things he wishes he’d known at the age of 18.
“The day [...]
TEXAS CITY, TX ─ In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, AMOCO Federal Credit Union hosted a mammogram event with The Rose on Friday, October 10, 2014.
The Rose is a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides: mammography screening, diagnosis, access to treatment and support to all women regardless of their ability to pay; few of the reasons why AMOCO partnered with The Rose. For every three insured women screened, The Rose covers the cost for one uninsured woman.
AMOCO held the event at their Texas City branch. Twenty-two women were screened and extremely grateful for the support AMOCO provided. The women were made comfortable in the AMOCO environment, and they felt [...]
TEXAS CITY, TX ─ On Thursday, October 16, Galveston County’s chapter of credit unions, Credit Union Sense, united together to celebrate International Credit Union Day at their respective branches, and later convened for their third annual Political Meet and Greet.
International Credit Union Day, is a day dedicated to spread the word about the many benefits of using credit unions compared to banks. For International Credit Union day, Credit Union Sense welcomed loyal and potential members with goodies that included: cookies, lemonade and candy. In addition, Credit Union Sense offered “$5 on us” and “Free Copy of Credit Report” coupons to new and potential members.
Following the day’s celebration, the third annual [...]
NASHUA, NH – People helping people, that’s the credit union difference. Triangle Credit Union, headquartered in Nashua, NH, announces their #TCUHelpie Sweepstakes, a social media campaign highlighting the community involvement, charity work and volunteerism in the neighborhoods the Credit Union serves.
Starting Monday, October 27, 2014, Triangle Credit Union invites you to post a “selfie” to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, using the hashtag #TCUHelpie, while engaged in any community service or volunteer activity. Each week through December 14, 2014, the Credit Union will randomly draw a winner from the pool of entries and reward each winner with a $100 Triangle Credit Union VISA gift card.
Donating canned goods? Post a #TCUHelpie! [...]