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Credit Union Holds “Tools for Schools” Drive

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

CaptureFALL RIVER, MASSACHUSETTS – St. Anne’s Credit Union’s employees recently held their yearly “Tools for Schools” Drive and collected 40 backpacks along with 3 big boxes stuffed with school supplies to be donated to a local elementary school in New Bedford.  Each backpack is packed with supplies for the students, like a pencil box full of pens and pencils, a notebook and folder, scissors, glue, and many other things they will need for the coming school year.  Over the course of the last month St. Anne’s employees from all of the different branches and departments sent boxes of supplies and backpacks to the corporate office, where the coordinators of [...]


Credit Union Gives Back to Community

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

CaptureRENO, Nev. – United Federal Credit Union employees and volunteers with the Northern Nevada Heart Walk teamed up on Friday, August 15 to clean up Thomas Creek Trail in Galena. Nearly a dozen volunteers used rakes and shovels to clear rocks, brush and debris from the trail in an effort to widen and improve hiking and biking access.
“Our employees were thrilled at the opportunity to give back to this community in a big way,” said Danny DeLaRosa, UFCU Market Vice President – Nevada. “Thomas Creek Trial is a beautiful, natural amenity that we are blessed to have in our backyard. It was well worth putting in some sweat equity [...]


Credit Union Shows Commitment to Community

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @ 12:09 PM

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Daleville, Ala.  — In the summer of 2014, Army Aviation Center Federal Credit Union (AACFCU) employees and their family members volunteered more than 120 hours in local communities at many different events.
 
Corporate volunteer projects included:
 

Assisting with children’s activities at the Daleville Police Department’s National Night Out in Daleville, Ala.
Sorting produce and cleaning the grounds at the Enterprise Christian Mission in Enterprise, Ala.
Sorting food at the Bay Area Food Bank in Mobile, Ala.
Walking and bathing dogs at Alaqua Animal Refuge in Freeport, Fla.
Serving lunch and playing bingo with residents at Oakview Manor Health Care Center in

Ozark, Ala.

Assisting with admissions at the Pike County Regional Child Advocacy Center’s Children’s Festival in [...]


imagesLangley, BC—With summer in full swing it is not likely that students are thinking about projects from the past school year, but that does not mean their hard work has been forgotten. For students involved with Nature’s Classroom this past spring, their hard work is literally coming to fruition as this past week was harvest week and the fruits of their labour are now benefitting local charities in the Langley community.
 
Funded by a $17,000 donation from Envision Financial, Nature’s Classroom is a unique community partnership that gives local elementary school students a chance to plant their own vegetable gardens while learning about soil and composting and becoming stewards of [...]


Credit Union Awards $125,000 in Scholarships

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 @ 11:09 AM

Arlington, Texas  – The inaugural class of 2018 from the Tarrant County College Southeast /Arlington ISD Collegiate High School will be the benefactors of a $125,000 scholarship fund from Texas Trust Credit Union.
 
The scholarship fund was announced at the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the start of the school year and celebrating the first freshman class of the new collegiate high school.
 
The Arlington Collegiate High School at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus is an innovative high school that allows students to earn a high school diploma and up to 60 college credit hours simultaneously. The school is a partnership between the Arlington ISD and Tarrant County College Southeast Campus.
 
Each student in the class of 2018 who graduates with a high school diploma and an associate’s degree, achieves a 2.5 [...]


Credit Union Supports Willows Way

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

CaptureSt. Louis, MO – 1st Financial Federal Credit Union Continued its Helping People 1st Grant program in August by Partnering with Willows Way, INC.
 
The Helping People 1st grant program gives 1st Financial Federal Credit Union employees the opportunity to make a difference within their community  by issuing a grant each month to 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 oftentimes volunteer during business hours at the non-profit.  At the end of the month, the non-profit is presented with the $500 grant plus any additional funds the branch was able to [...]


Capture INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, Minn. – Heartland President Kathy Harrington was challenged by a Heartland staff member to take the Ice Bucket Challenge and then challenged other Minnesota Credit Union Presidents to take the challenge too.
“We’re always looking for ways to help others at Heartland. When I was challenged by one of my staff members I was happy to participate,” said Harrington. “What a simple thing to do for such a great cause and a great opportunity to encourage others to get involved.”
According to the ALS Association, the Ice Bucket challenge has received $31.5 million in donations as a result of the challenge to raise ALS awareness.
“Credit unions were built on [...]


Credit Union Helps Revitalize Neighborhood

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

CaptureMIDLAND, MICH. – Members of Dow Chemical Employees’ Credit Union management team recently joined forces with Midland County Habitat for Humanity, local businesses and more than 600 community volunteers as part of the 2014 Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative.
The Habitat for Humanity initiative rehabilitated the exteriors of 25 homes in the Carpenter Elementary School neighborhood of Midland. Members of the credit union’s management team spent time painting homes, staining decks and cleaning up overgrown backyards.
“We all feel very strongly about giving back,” said DCECU President/CEO Dennis Hanson. “Through donations and volunteerism, we emphasize the importance of being supportive of local organizations and of giving back year-round. We felt it was especially [...]


Credit Union Honors WWII Veteran

Thursday, August 28, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

CaptureHanscom AFB, Mass. – Hanscom FCU proudly joined the Red Sox Class A affiliate Lowell Spinners to honor the third Hero Among Us of this summer, this time celebrating the World War II service of Donald Surgens.
Now 92, Surgens served with the Army’s 99th Infantry Division. He fought in the European theater, including the massive, vital Battle of the Bulge. Nominated by his daughter, Beth Miltner, Mr. Surgens was an honored guest at a recent Spinners game with her, other family and friends. He was recognized during a pre-game ceremony before enjoying the game from a luxury suite.
“Mr. Surgens and his fellow World War II veterans are the kind [...]


Credit Union Awards Local Talent with $2,500

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 @ 03:08 PM

aberdeenrisingstar1 Aberdeen, SD – Aberdeen Federal Credit Union sponsored the second annual Rising Star Competition on Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  A line up of 15 talented finalists competed for cash prizes totaling $2,500 at the 2014 Brown County Fair.
The 2014 Rising Star placers are as follows:
First place ($1000): Mikayla Lynn
Second place ($750): Rachel Black
Third place ($500): Gregory Weathersby
Fourth place ($250): Parish Mechling