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Rapid City, SD – After serving the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation for more than a year and a half, Black Hills Federal Credit Union officially opened the doors of its new Member Service Center on Wednesday, April 9. Previously, BHFCU operated from an office in the basement of the Cheyenne River Housing Authority building. The Credit Union has been an integral part of the community since merging with CR Community First Federal Credit Union on September 4, 2012.
“BHFCU merged with CR Community First to ensure credit union financial services would remain available in an area where they are desperately needed,” said Roger Heacock, president and CEO of BHFCU. [...]
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (UFCU) was given a Bonfire Campie award in recognition of its continued support of United Way of Southwest Michigan (UWSM). The Campie Awards recognize successful employee campaigns that benefit UWSM’s annual fundraising campaign. Of the 225 organizations who gave to United Way of Southwest Michigan in 2013, UFCU is among the Top 10 contributing companies and has a per capita employee giving rate of over $100.
“I am proud of the way our employees have stepped up their charitable efforts by contributing to such worthwhile organization,” said Gary Easterling, United Federal Credit Union President/CEO and Board Chairman of United Way of Southwest Michigan. [...]
Langley, B.C.—First West Credit Union today announced a donation of $50,000 to the Co-operative Development Foundation (CDF) of Canada’s Build a Better World campaign. Over the last two years, First West has contributed a total of $100,000 to the program as part of its $150,000 commitment. The Build a Better World campaign endeavors to raise $12 million over four years to help alleviate global poverty and support the development of co-operatives and credit unions in Africa, Asia and the Americas.
Over the past 50 years, the CDF has worked in partnership with the Canadian Co-operative Association (CCA) —an organization that First West has supported for over a decade, contributing more than [...]
LOWELL MA – Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union is pleased to announce that the winner of the latest “Give a Click” campaign located on our website – WeShareACommonThread.org – is the Lowell Humane Society. This nonprofit’s main mission is to prevent cruelty to animals. It works to provide care for homeless and distressed animals, and educate the public about responsible pet ownership. The Lowell Humane Society is one of the oldest humane organizations in the state of Massachusetts.
Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union understands the value of community and working together. On the WeShareACommonThread.org website, community members can read about three worthy nonprofit organizations and then vote for the one they [...]
Indianapolis, IN – Indiana Members Credit Union (IMCU) is pleased to announce they are now offering a new debit card option that features local Indianapolis Lawrence North High School Wildcats.
The partnership allows Lawrence North fans the opportunity to show their school spirit and support the athletic program by signing up for a Wildcats themed debit card. IMCU makes a contribution to the athletic program every time the card is used.
The card is available for issue to members at IMCU’s 25 Central Indiana locations. The Lawrence North Wildcats debit card is free to members with IMCU’s free checking account and can be issued immediately through the Instant Issue program, which allows members [...]
Langley, B.C.— Good things happen when students get to experience their learning through hands-on activities and lessons—that’s what Nature’s Classroom is all about. In 2011, Envision Financial, Langley Environmental Partners Society (LEPS), and Maples Discovery Gardens Co-Op launched Nature’s Classroom to provide Langley students in grades three to seven the opportunity to grow food for the local community while becoming stewards of the environment. The program is now in its fourth year and all produce grown this season will be donated to the Langley Senior Resources Society and the Salvation Army Gateway of Hope.
“Nature’s Classroom provides local students with an incredible and interactive learning opportunity,” says Nikki Barrett, branch [...]
San Antonio, TX –Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union (GTFCU) hosted a free Shred Day event in San Antonio, Texas at the Texas Transportation Branch on Saturday, April 5, 2014.
This was the first time to offer this service in San Antonio and the whole community was encouraged to come out and shred their personal and confidential documents for free, including bank statements, invoices, contracts and tax returns.
Over 150 carloads of people attended and over 11,000 pounds of paper were shredded and recycled by Cintas on-site. Many attendees appreciated the ability to see their documents shredded in front of them and said they felt better about [...]
Jamestown, ND – First Community Credit Union (FCCU) recently participated in Red Cross Awareness month by holding fundraisers to raise money for the American Red Cross. All 15 of the credit union’s branches held fundraisers to collectively raise $1000.
“I was excited to take part in driving awareness for the Red Cross, which has provided aid in some form or other within all of our branch communities. It was our way to give a little something back,” said Stephanie Finck, Board Member of the Buffalo Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross and Vice President of Operations at First Community Credit Union.
Finck goes on to say “The [...]
Latham NY – Community Resource Federal Credit Union has created a fund for fire victims who escaped a deadly fire in Lansingburgh, NY on Thursday, April 3. The victims are members of the Credit Union. The fire claimed the life of Vanessa Milligan, an expectant mother. Unbelievably, Vanessa’s grandmother, who lived with Vanessa and her family, passed away the same morning after battling cancer. The Fund in Memory of Vanessa Milligan will help the surviving family members get back on their feet. They lost everything in the fire and they are homeless. For information or to donate, call (518) 783-2211.
Community Resource Federal Credit Union is a community credit union [...]
Asheville, NC – Mountain Credit Union recently announced that it will culminate its National Credit Union Youth Week celebration with a “Kid’s Outdoor Movie Night” beginning at 5:30pm on Friday April 25th at the Candler, NC branch, located at 1453 Sand Hill Road.
This year’s Youth Week theme is Catch the $ave Wave™, in hopes of harnessing the excitement for beaches, sand and surfing and to show younger members how they can benefit from visiting — and saving at — their credit union. The credit union is asking for the public to go online and vote for their choice of four movies that fit this theme. The movie receiving the most [...]