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St. Louis, MO – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union Continued its Helping People 1st Grant program in August by Partnering with Willows Way, INC.
The Helping People 1st grant program gives 1st Financial Federal Credit Union employees the opportunity to make a difference within their community by issuing a grant each month to a non-profit organization focused on either housing, financial literacy, job training, or education.
The branch employees promote the non-profit throughout the month, hold fundraising events, and oftentimes volunteer during business hours at the non-profit. At the end of the month, the non-profit is presented with the $500 grant plus any additional funds the branch was able to [...]
INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – Heartland President Kathy Harrington was challenged by a Heartland staff member to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged other Minnesota Credit Union Presidents to take the challenge too.
“We’re always looking for ways to help others at Heartland. When I was challenged by one of my staff members I was happy to participate,” said Harrington. “What a simple thing to do for such a great cause and a great opportunity to encourage others to get involved.”
According to the ALS Association, the Ice Bucket challenge has received $31.5 million in donations as a result of the challenge to raise ALS awareness.
“Credit unions were built on [...]
MIDLAND, MICH. – Members of Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union management team recently joined forces with Midland County Habitat for Humanity, local businesses and more than 600 community volunteers as part of the 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
The Habitat for Humanity initiative rehabilitated the exteriors of 25 homes in the Carpenter Elementary School neighborhood of Midland. Members of the credit union’s management team spent time painting homes, staining decks and cleaning up overgrown backyards.
“We all feel very strongly about giving back,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “Through donations and volunteerism, we emphasize the importance of being supportive of local organizations and of giving back year-round. We felt it was especially [...]
Hanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU proudly joined the Red Sox Class A affiliate Lowell Spinners to honor the third Hero Among Us of this summer, this time celebrating the World War II service of Donald Surgens.
Now 92, Surgens served with the Army’s 99th Infantry Division. He fought in the European theater, including the massive, vital Battle of the Bulge. Nominated by his daughter, Beth Miltner, Mr. Surgens was an honored guest at a recent Spinners game with her, other family and friends. He was recognized during a pre-game ceremony before enjoying the game from a luxury suite.
“Mr. Surgens and his fellow World War II veterans are the kind [...]
Aberdeen, SD – Aberdeen Federal Credit Union sponsored the second annual Rising Star Competition on Wednesday, August 13, 2014. A line up of 15 talented finalists competed for cash prizes totaling $2,500 at the 2014 Brown County Fair.
The 2014 Rising Star placers are as follows:
First place ($1000): Mikayla Lynn
Second place ($750): Rachel Black
Third place ($500): Gregory Weathersby
Fourth place ($250): Parish Mechling
Credit union’s Miracle Jeans Day fundraising has exceeded goals – twice!
Williston, ND – When Western Cooperative Credit Union commits to a cause, they go all out for it. This is evident in the many community projects and charitable donations that they contribute time and money to support. But one of their favorite charities is the Miracle Jeans Day event that is approaching on September 10.
Western Cooperative has connections to the Children’s Hospital in Fargo. They have had some employees with children who have been treated there – and their employees are aware of how many kids the Fargo Hospital helps each year.
The credit union only registered for this event [...]
NEWARK, OH — Hopewell Federal Credit Union (HFCU) recently held its fourth annual Car Show in Newark, Ohio on Saturday, July 19th, 2014. Proceeds from the event totaled $1,000.00 and were presented to Lori Carlson, Executive Director of the Licking County Humane Society (LCHS) August, 21st 2014.
The event, sponsored by Webb Financial Group, Madison-Collins-Stephens Insurance, Courtesy Ambulance, and Mantonya Chiropractic Centers, was coordinated by Jim Matheny of Kar Shoz. Despite the soggy weather conditions, the event brought in twenty six cars featuring a variety of years, makes and models. Specialty award winners included:
DJ’s Choice Burley Greer of Granville 1964 Plymouth Barracuda
CEO’s Choice Jack Dodrill of Millersport 1955 T-Bird [...]
Eugene, OR – Oregon Community Credit Union, the home of the OSU Beaver Card, in conjunction with the Oregon State University Alumni Association, has announced the launch of the “Beavers by the Bay Getaway” photo contest. The contest challenges OSU Beaver Card Platinum Visa® cardholders and new applicants to prove their passion for the Oregon State Beavers by submitting a photo on Facebook that best defines the term “Orange Pride.”
More than 30 prizes are available to win, with the top two winners each receiving a weekend trip for two to the Oregon State vs. Stanford football game at Stanford Stadium in Palo Alto, CA on October 25. The First [...]
Portland, Ore.–Unitus Community Credit Union is encouraging local residents to donate backpacks and other school supplies to young students in need as part of its tenth annual Back-to-School Supply Drive. The donations can be dropped off at any of Unitus’ eight branch locations throughout the month of August and will equip low-income children with essential school-related items their families cannot afford.
“Every child deserves to have the basic tools to be successful in school,” said Aimee Berg, Community Marketing Coordinator at Unitus. “We’re asking our employees, members and local residents in the Portland Metro Area (including East Vancouver and Salem) to help us make sure low-income students at local Title [...]
Woodbury, MN – Ideal Credit Union wanted to celebrate its 88th anniversary and successful name change in a big way. So they invited members and the community to a week-long event, five branches in five days, to enjoy a hot dog, receive a free gift and a free sample $1.00 bill from the vault, which would be the ticket to winning $1,000 in one of the credit union’s daily drawings.
And the community responded! Hundreds turned out each day to take part in the celebration. Over 3,300 hot dogs were consumed over the course of the week, and five lucky attendees each took home $1,000 for having the winning serial [...]