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Sioux Falls, SD – Voyage FCU is continuing the “75 Days of Fur” cause for the Sioux Falls Area Humane Society with their first of three on-sites at the facilities. Working the event last week was Molly Brown, marketing coordinator and Emily, a financial service specialist from Voyage FCU. Joining them was radio host Johnny V from station 104.7, who did live remotes throughout the day. There was also an annual bake sale, so traffic was terrific and everyone was happy with sweets in their bellies!
Many people joined the fun by getting a picture alongside one of the many sweet animals available for adoption. If you are not familiar [...]
Hanscom AFB, Mass. – The Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation is proud to announce a $100,000 donation to the Run to Home Base organization. The gift has launched a partnership with the Run to Home Base sponsors that will include participation in the 2015 Run to Home Base event.
“This is an amazing, exciting addition to the group of organizations that the Hanscom FCU Charitable Foundation is proud to call partners and friends,” said Foundation Chairman Alan Hart. “Run to Home Base is doing crucial work to address a problem that too many of us at Hanscom are too familiar with, and getting involved was an [...]
Chilliwack, B.C.—Envision Financial and the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services are partnering together to offer a complimentary Child Identification Day clinic on Friday, October 24 from 1 – 6 pm at Envision Financial’s Sardis and Garrison Village locations in Chilliwack. Members of the community and media are invited to visit the branch with their families, where volunteers from the Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services will be onsite to finger print the children and provide them with their personalized Child ID book. There will also be balloons, candy and coloring for the children.
“This is our first time partnering with Chilliwack Crime Prevention Services to offer this potentially life-saving service to our members and [...]
Fargo, ND – Town & Country Credit Union employees took time to give back to elderly Fargo area residents by taking part in the United Way Day of Giving.
Employees from the credit union’s Fargo offices helped out at Jennie W.’s house where they washed and dusted woodwork. They also washed interior and exterior windows, raked leaves, vacuumed carpets, cleaned kitchen and bathroom floors, shook out drapes, put on the air conditioner cover and swept garage floors.
The Town & Country crew even received a thank you card from Jennie thanking the staff for helping her complete the projects that she is unable to do. She praised their [...]
Langley, B.C. — First West Credit Union is helping to fight a global crisis in towns and cities across the province. According to a United Nations Report, an estimated 803 million people around the world go hungry because they do not have enough food. In Canada alone, more than 800,000 people used food banks on a monthly basis last year—more than 300,000 of which were children.
On October 16, First West is joining organizations around the globe for World Food Day, an international day of action to help men, women and children around the world who do not have enough to eat.
“Too many people around the world and in our local [...]
Asheville, NC – Despite periods of torrential rains and howling winds throughout the day on Tuesday October 14th, Mountain Credit Union staff and its members enjoyed CU Lunch Local, a nationwide cash mob founded in 2012 by the Michigan Business Connection aimed at showing support for local businesses.
Staff members at each of Mountain Credit Union’s seven branches were asked to choose a local business for lunch based on that restaurant’s commitment to the community and relationship with the Credit Union. Members were also encouraged to get involved via social media. The restaurants that were chosen included: Baabals Ice Cream and Family Grill in Fletcher, Bogart’s in Waynesville, The Twisted [...]
Bismarck, ND – Capital Credit Union recently distributed donations to area charities as part of an effort to help community members save money on their loan interest.
By using the not-for-profit, member-owned credit union model—which charges lower and fewer fees, and returns profits to its members in the form of lower interest rates on loans and higher interest rates on savings—Capital Credit Union launched a Loan Rescue Community Challenge to save area borrowers hundreds of thousands of dollars in interest by transferring their loans to the credit union from other financial institutions.
The Loan Rescue program entailed Capital Credit Union establishing a goal of saving borrowers $500,000. When [...]
St. Louis, MO – Credit unions are member owned not-for-profit financial institutions that were created by groups of like-minded people pooling their resources together. Because they do not earn profits for shareholders like banks, credit unions are able to pass their earnings on in the form of higher returns on deposit accounts and smaller interest rates for loans. By helping people improve their lives through access to affordable financial services and educational programs, credit unions create a strong foundation for improving their community.
Since 1948, credit unions around the world have raised awareness for the credit union movement on International Credit Union Day. This year’s theme is “Local Service, [...]
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Peach State Federal Credit Union staff gathered for training and a combined effort to provide a service to their community on Columbus Day. More than 100 staff members packed 1,000 bags of food for children from local elementary schools who benefit from Nothing But the Truth based in Lawrenceville. The effort will provide weekend meals and snacks for the 475 children that the organization serves.
“We are so thankful for our community partners like Peach State FCU that make giving back a priority. We were blown away by not only the donation of food from Peach State, but the 100+ volunteers who came out [...]
BrightStar Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in South Florida, is providing financial literacy education to all Broward County middle schools through Biz Kid$, an Emmy Award winning show where kids teach kids about money and business.
All 43 middle schools in Broward County Public Schools, starting with Walter C. Young Middle School in Pembroke Pines as the pilot school, have received DVDs of the Biz Kid$ show and materials. This group includes Beachside Montessori Village and Broward Virtual. BrightStar has made this possible by receiving a $20,000 Biz Kid$ Financial Education Grant, one of only 16 grants awarded nationwide in 2013, from the National [...]