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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 [...]
Basking Ridge, NJ – On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Affinity Federal Credit Union Foundation hosted its 3rd annual Casino Night at The Palace at Somerset Park in Somerset, NJ. From 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm, guests indulged in a night full of gourmet food, gambling and networking all to support a worthy cause.
Guests arrived in their lavish attire and participated in games of Blackjack, Roulette, Craps or Poker. Winners received an array of prizes, ranging from a social membership to Bella Vista Country Club to tickets to the final Rutgers Big Ten football game of the season. While gambling, guests were treated to delicious gourmet food and an [...]
Edwardsville, Illinois – Employees and members of Scott Credit Union recently raised more than $800 to support Matt Maddox’s fifth grade class at Columbus Elementary School in Edwardsville in its efforts to raise money to support the Wounded Warrior Project.
Arianna Johnson and Brooke Whiteford came up with the idea to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project by selling Rainbow Loom bracelets after learning about the organization from Maddox, who is also an Officer in the Army National Guard and a proponent of teaching his students to honor U.S. veterans.
A representative from Scott Credit Union presented the $824 check to Johnson and Whiteford on Patriot’s Day to [...]
Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) recently presented a check for $1,215 to Westfield Schools in Westfield, Indiana as part of an ongoing school spirit debit card program. The partnership allows Westfield fans the opportunity to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by signing up for a Westfield Shamrocks themed debit card.
Dave Havens, IMCU’s Westfield branch manager, presented the check to Bill Davis, Westfield High School Athletic Director, at the varsity football game on Friday, October 3, 2014.
The card is available for issue to members at the IMCU Westfield Branch, in Westfield, Indiana, as well as IMCU’s other 24 Central Indiana locations. The IMCU Westfield [...]
FREMONT, Mich. – John Buckley (pictured right), President/CEO of Gerber Federal Credit Union (Gerber FCU) awarded credit union member Loretta “Hope” Stratton (pictured left) with a $100 Visa Gift Card following a quarterly drawing of survey participants. Each quarter Gerber FCU awards a $100 Visa Gift Card to a member who completes a short online survey. Tell us how we can better serve you at www.PR.YouAreGerberFCU.com and you may be the next lucky winner!
Gerber Federal Credit Union has more than 13,000 members with assets totaling over $124 million. Over 120 businesses have partnered with Gerber FCU to offer the benefit of credit union [...]
Highmark Federal Credit Union joined other credit unions nationwide in a cash mob aimed at showing support for local businesses. CU Lunch Local, which was celebrated yesterday, October 14, is an event that was created 3 years ago in Michigan to bring awareness to the community of the impact credit unions and local businesses make every day in their communities. Highmark FCU in Rapid City enjoyed lunch from Sabor A Mexico, owned and operated by Ana Munoz. Sabor A Mexico serves authentic traditional Mexican dishes such as tamales, enchiladas, tostadas, fajitas, to only name a few. And the staff in Custer enjoyed lunch from the [...]
Consumer’s Federal Credit Union in Gregory, SD is sponsoring a Color Run, taking place on Saturday, October 18th. This family event will include lunch, pumpkin decorating, a photo booth, and life-size Jenga! Each participant also receives a T-shirt, sunglasses, a photo, and more goodies! This non-competitive “race” is the credit union’s first annual run/walk to raise money for a local cause or charity. This year, all of the proceeds will be going toward helping defray medical expenses for Marty Jung, who is the husband of one of the credit union’s board members. He is 41 years of age and battling an aggressive cancer.
For more information contact Consumer’s FCU at [...]