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Credit Union Awards Classroom Grants for Financial Literacy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

Sioux Falls FCU Adopt-A-ClassroomSioux Falls, SD – Six area classroom teachers have been awarded Adopt-A-Classroom grants to help them teach financial literacy to their students. “We are happy to support these teachers with their financial literacy projects. We feel that it’s incredibly important to provide students in our community with the opportunity to learn how to manage money and how to make wise financial decisions,” said Sioux Falls Federal Credit Union President/CEO Fran Sommerfeld.
Grants were awarded to the following teachers:

Curt Rogness, Sioux Falls Terry Redlin Elementary 5th grade teacher
Sarah Burkett, Sioux Falls Lincoln High School Geography teacher
Rebecca Dorr, Montrose Elementary Kindergarten teacher
Dar Steenholdt, Career & Technical Education Academy [...]

Lowell Spinners 082814 Hero GiasulloHanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU proudly joined the Red Sox Class A affiliate Lowell Spinners to honor its fifth Hero Among Us this summer, 101st Army Airborne combat medic John Giasullo.
Giasullo served two tours in Afghanistan supporting American and Afghani military operations, and distinguished himself in an assault on his convoy, showing extraordinary courage throughout. While treating injured Afghani troops, John himself suffered serious wounds from an improvised explosive device, only to regain consciousness and continue treating other wounded. He was awarded the Silver Star for his actions.
Joined by family and friends at a recent Spinners game, Giasullo took batting practice with the team [...]

Credit Union Partners with KidSmart

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

KidSmart picSt. Louis, MO— 1st Financial Federal Credit Union Continued its Helping People 1st Grant program in August by Partnering with KidSmart-Tools for Learning.
The Helping People 1st grant program created by 1st Financial Federal Credit Union, gives employees the opportunity to improve their community.  Each month, one of the four St. Louis area branches chooses 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 volunteer during business hours at the non-profit.  At the end of the month, the non-profit is presented with the grant plus any additional funds the branch are [...]

Credit Union Supports Community Leadership Project

Monday, September 15, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

untitledWilliston, ND – Western Cooperative Credit Union is proud to announce the success of Stephanie Storbakken’s Leadership Williston community project, the Diabetes Awareness Walk, held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the ARC.
WCCU sponsored Stephanie, who is a Loan Department Assistant, to attend the Leadership Williston program, coordinated by the Williston Area Chamber of Commerce. The program requires a community betterment project, and Stephanie chose to plan and facilitate a Diabetes Awareness Walk in honor of her niece, Aubrie. The walk raised $6,829.00 for the American Diabetes Association!

ICscholarshipFitchburg, MA – This year will mark the 34th anniversary of the Slattery’s Restaurant Turkey Trot Road Race which benefits their scholarship program. Thus far $201,000 has been awarded to local students from the proceeds of the race. IC Federal Credit Union, sponsoring once again for $1,000, also participates by volunteering or partaking in the road race itself. “It’s a 34 year-old tradition that we are proud to be a part of,” said Tony Emerson, President & CEO of IC, “and there’s something for everyone.” “We’re grateful for this donation,” stated Dave Celuzza, owner of Slattery’s “and are happy to have Mr. Emerson, an avid runner, participate in the [...]

untitledBismarck, ND – The Credit Union Foundation of the Dakotas wants to thank all raffle participants and donors of the Second Annual Summer Raffle. Nearly $5,000 was raised to assist the many financial literacy programs throughout the Dakotas.
The Second Annual Summer Foundation Raffle would not be possible without the donations of the following credit unions to help cover expenses: Avanti Federal, Community, Dakotaland Federal, Dakota Plains, Dakota Plains Federal, East River Federal, Flasher, Gem Federal, Healthcare Plus Federal, Hometown, Lamoure, Med 5, MedPark, Norstar Federal, Northern Hills Federal, Oahe Federal, Railway CU, Riverfork Federal, Sioux Falls Federal, Town and Country, Vermillion Federal, and Voyage Federal. The Credit Union [...]

Credit Union Raises Over $900 for Autism Center

Friday, September 12, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

fva fundraiserFargo, ND – The Fargo VA Federal Credit Union recently held their annual fundraiser picnic. The event was held during the lunch hour at the VA Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Credit union staff and volunteers served over 225 members a very nice lunch, and raised $927 for the North Dakota Autism Center, Inc.

Credit Union Donates $2,500 to Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

LakesAreaHabitateAugust29_2014Brainerd, MN – Mid-Minnesota FCU is proud to donate $2,500 to Lakes Area Habitat For Humanity. Baxter staff Mike Francis, Member Services Specialist, Sara Holmgren, First Impression Specialist, and Tiffany Hirschey, Branch Manager,  presented the check to Kevin Pelkey, Executive Director of Lakes Area Habitat. In addition to financial support, MMFCU provides mortgage loan services for Habitat.
The donation will assist Lakes Area Habitat to complete a home in Brainerd and begin additional homes in the Lakes Area.

Credit Union Awards Ultimate Trip to Member

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

MFCU Ult Trip Winner #2Montana Federal Credit Union is pleased to announce that Michel Muston of Great Falls has been selected as the credit union’s second winner of their summer $5,000 Ultimate Trip Giveaway promotion. Muston, a Montana Federal Credit Union member since 2005, was awarded the second prize of the summer, a gift certificate good towards $3,500 worth of travel expenses.
“I’ve never won anything like this!” exclaimed Muston, as he collected his prize. “We’ve always promised the kids a trip to Disneyland, and now it looks like it’s going to happen.” Muston and his family plan to travel to California in April 2015.
Montana FCU’s Ultimate Trip Giveaway [...]

Credit Union Partners with Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, September 11, 2014 @ 05:09 PM

habitatThe Helping People 1st monthly grant program gives 1st Financial Federal Credit Union employees the opportunity to spotlight a non-profit organization making a positive difference within the community that specializes in housing, education, or job training.  The Wentzville branch, located at 1232 Wentzville Parkway, chose to partner with Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County in the month of May.
Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County is a non-profit independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International.  Their staff is dedicated to building affordable housing for low income families.  They accomplish this by constructing energy-efficient homes with the help of a volunteer workforce and supplementing their materials budget through [...]