First Community CU Raises $4,800 for Suicide Prevention
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SD Central Chapter Makes Donation to Local Backpack Program
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Peach State FCU Donates $2,000 to Family Resource Center
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First Community Donates $15,000 to Local Food Pantries
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GCS Credit Union Employees Donate Over $700 to Local Diaper Bank
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Portland, Ore., August 6, 2020 - Unitus Community Credit Union is pleased to announce seven $2,500 Unitus Scholarship Program recipients for the 2020-2021 school year. Each year, Unitus awards student scholarships to high school graduates, college undergraduates, or graduate students who are members of the credit union or child dependents/spouses/significant others of a member of the credit union and have demonstrated passion and commitment in pursuing post-secondary education.[...]
SAN DIEGO, Calif., (August 5, 2020) – So far, SDCCU Stuff the Bus has collected $82,000 to help provide school supplies for students experiencing homelessness, and the Danna Foundation has agreed to match any additional donations made now through August 31, up to $20,000. This is the sixth year in a row that San Diego County Credit Union® (SDCCU®) has partnered with the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) and iHeartMedia radio stations in support of Live Well San Diego to [...]
Miramar, Fla. - August 6, 2020 - As South Florida restaurants and retailers re-open, Tropical Financial Credit Union is handing out extra cash to employees to help fuel an economic comeback. The not-for-profit financial institution is giving gift cards of $500 to each team member in the tri-county region to spend on local businesses. The total amount is $85,000 to coincide with Tropical Financial’s 85th anniversary which occurred in March.   “As a home-grown business that [...]
Kettering, Ohio, August 4, 2020 – Day Air Credit Union, the largest financial institution headquartered in Montgomery County, announced Tuesday that, in partnership with the Ohio Credit Union Foundation, it donated $20,000 to members impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Day Air provided 100 of its members with $200 gift cards to be used for groceries and other essential items. Day Air focused donations on members especially impacted by the virus, including those who had lost jobs or been [...]
Bismarck, ND - Credit unions are always there for their members and their communities, in good times, and in bad. Never has this been more evident than during the COVID-19 crisis that has impacted individuals, businesses, and institutions in some very detrimental ways. The Credit Union Association of the Dakotas (CUAD) began gathering information from our member credit unions almost as soon as the pandemic was announced. We continued to seek feedback over the next several months through[...]
ALBANY, NY – Credit unions in New York State facilitated more than 9,250 PPP (Payroll Protection Program) loans since the program’s inception. The PPP loans totaled more than $429,756,000, according to information released by the Small Business Administration as well as data collected via a member survey conducted by the New York Credit Union Association (NYCUA). The SBA data also showed that 60,135 jobs in the state were saved by these credit union facilitated loans.[...]
Jamestown, ND - August 5, 2020 - First Community Credit Union (FCCU) recently held fundraisers for their 2020 second quarter charity, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Employees of FCCU choose a different organization each quarter to support by raising money and awareness. FCCU was able to raise $4,800 for AFSP to go towards research, education and prevention, advocacy and public policy both in North Dakota, Minnesota and nationwide.   “The topic of suicide can be [...]
Madison, SD - August 5, 2020 - East River Federal Credit Union recently challenged its members to help raise funds for a local utility and rental assistance program. The “Home is Where the Heart is” fundraiser featured staff explaining a place that means home to them. ERFCU encouraged members to donate by matching the funds up to $500. Ultimately, members, staff and the Credit Union donated $1000 to the local Ministerial Association to help those in area with utility and[...]
Middletown, Pa. (August 4, 2020) – Vizo Financial’s annual Hot Dog Eating Contest for Children’s Miracle Network (CMN) Hospitals went virtual for kids on July 23, 2020! It was a record year for the contest – especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic – with nine contestants, 22 sponsors and a total of $7,500 raised for CMN Hospitals at Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey, Pa. The contest was held via Zoom and began with some words from CMN[...]
Huron, SD - August 4, 2020 - The South Dakota Central Chapter of Credit Unions recently gave a monetary donation to the local Backpack Program. Funds were raised at monthly chapter meetings where they held 50/50 drawings and a meeting-to-meeting poker run. Last January, volunteers from the chapter also gathered to pack bags for the Backpack Program.  The Backpack Program is part of the United Way Heartland Region based out of Beadle County, South Dakota. Their main[...]
(Woodbury, MN – August 3, 2020) Ideal Credit Union is waiving the origination fee on its Community Heroes Mortgage Program loans to provide relief to eligible heroes who have done so much to serve us during these challenging times. The no origination fee offer is good on applications received between August 1 - October 31, 2020. The Ideal Community Heroes Mortgage Program offers eligible heroes a special 1% down payment option and is available to applicants employed full or part-time[...]
Daleville, Ala. (August 3, 2020) – All In Credit Union demonstrated its thankfulness for essential workers by participating in the Credit Unions Care Challenge. Following donations to local organizations by All In Credit Union employees, All In received donations from the Southeastern Credit Union Foundation to continue its support of local businesses. Lisa Hales, Senior Vice President of Member Experience for All In Credit Union commented, “Giving back to the community is a core [...]
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