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Sioux Falls, SD – Last week was the final Habitat for Humanity build of the year for Voyage Federal Credit Union. Over the last six months, they have worked over 300 volunteer hours with their six business partners, hammered thousands of nails, and served around 200 pizza slices donated by Orion Foods and eaten by over 100 volunteers!
Last week, business partners from Raven Industries met up with Voyage volunteers on Wednesday and Saturday. The first group on Wednesday evening completed smaller jobs ranging from window trim, rock spreading, siding, and sealing. Saturday’s crew installed soffit and fascia, as well as foam insulation inside two of the project homes.
“One of [...]
Fargo, ND – Town & Country Credit Union, in partnership with Froggy 99.9 and Y94 have launched a fundraiser for the Children’s Miracle Network called “KA$H for KID$.”
The community is invited to bring in their spare pocket change to any of the five Fargo Town & Country locations to donate to the Children’s Miracle Network. Kids can bring in their piggy bank money to donate and in return they’ll receive a new FREE piggy bank.
Donations are being accepted through November 12th with all funds collected being donated to the Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo. The Children’s Miracle Network provides critical treatments, equipment and charitable care for kids in [...]
Hanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU was proud to say farewell to summer as a sponsor of the Hanscom Air Force Base Top Three and Chief’s Group golf tournament, and congratulates both organizations on a successful event.
Both groups are non-profits dedicated to supporting the enlisted corps assigned to Hanscom AFB. The proceeds from the Enlisted Heritage Golf Classic go toward enlisted scholarships, Airmen professional development, the Adopt a Family program and numerous activities for both military and civilian employees on the base.
“As residents of Hanscom Air Force Base, we know how vital it is to support both the people who live and work here and our neighbor organizations,” said [...]
South Dakota’s public schools provide free or reduced meals to children at risk of hunger through the National School Lunch Program. The program effectively combats hunger during the school week, but it does not address the needs of children when school is not in session. This is where Feeding America and Feeding South Dakota fill an important void with the national BackPack Program.
This program provides at-risk children with nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods during weekends and holidays when school is not in session. Food is distributed through the schools because of their relationship with students, easy access and safe environments. Feeding South Dakota distributes 3,395 packages of food each week to [...]
Austin, TX – Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union (GTFCU) won the Team Spirit Award at the Austin Chapter of Credit Unions (ACCU) 2014 Bowling Tournament and Cake Auction on Thursday, October 16, 2014.
The GTFCU winning team wore a collaborative Texas Flag costume, had the flag “wave” every time a team member got a strike and cheered on those around them in their bowling efforts.
The ACCU held the bowling tournament and cake auction on October 16th in celebration of International Credit Union Day to fundraise and bring the credit unions together.
Greater TEXAS Federal Credit Union has 17 branches across Texas and is [...]
GRANDVILLE, Mich. – As part of First United Credit Union’s financial literacy initiatives for Kent County (Mich.), more than 20 families attended a free financial literacy seminar on September 25. Conducted entirely in Spanish, the workshop, “Take Control of Your Finances,” was geared to young families and the unbanked Hispanic population. The Kent District Library Wyoming Branch provided a relaxed and comfortable setting.
Presented by the bi-lingual staff of First United, participants learned about the basics of budgeting, saving, and money management, as well as establishing and maintaining good credit. Participants also had the opportunity to see how a credit union operates within the [...]
PORTLAND, OR – Point West Credit Union is proud to announce it has received its CDFI certification from the US Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Fund. The certification is a reflection of Point West’s mission of promoting community development and providing development services in conjunction with its financing activities.
CDFI certification will allow Point West to better serve the low and moderate-income consumers and promote financial inclusion in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Yamhill counties. The benefits of certification include access to financial grants from the CDFI Fund, partnership opportunities with other financial institutions and community organizations, access to New Market Tax Credits and the enhanced ability to [...]
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 [...]