1st Advantage Raises $200K For Relief
1st Advantage FCU partnered with local Red Cross chapters to raise more than $200,000 for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Throughout September, the credit union encouraged the communities it serves to step up to the plate to help out victims of the devastating hurricane, with the CU matching those contributions up to $75,000. Among those raising money was Boy Scout John Hollenbeck, who held a series of car washes (one of which was at a 1st Advantage branch) to raise more than $6,000 as part of his bid to earn his Eagle Scout honors. By far, the largest group of donations came from the residents and staff of Williamsburg Landing. In just nine days, they collected an astounding $44,710.00. After combining the individual contributions 1st Advantage received and the matching donation, 1st Advantage President Adrian "Casey" Duplantier, Jr., presented a check for $205,614 to the American Red Cross. Duplantier, a New Orleans native, witnessed the destruction firsthand, as he was visiting relatives down in the area when the storm struck.