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AAFCU Opens Renovated Branch

American Airlines FCU celebrates the grand opening of its newly remodeled branch at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

GTEFCU Supports The United Way

TAMPA, Fla.-GTE Federal Credit Union employees raised $79,846 for the United Way. Donations were raised though employee contributions and fundraisers, including an ugly shirt auction.

3 N.M CUs Win Quality Awards

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Kirtland Federal Credit Union, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, and U.S. New Mexico Federal Credit Union received New Mexico Quality Awards for their work toward achieving excellence in business.

SSFCU Donates To Santa Program

SAN ANTONIO, Texas-Security Service Federal Credit Union donated $4,000 to the Schertz Police Department Blue Santa Program in conjunction with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newest service center located in Schertz, Texas.

CUAO Announces Award Winners

BEAVERTON, Ore.-The Credit Union Association of Oregon announced the state winners for the Dora Maxwell, Desjardins and Louise Herring awards. Linn-Co FCU, Mid-Oregon FCU, Southern Oregon FCU, Rogue FCU, Oregon Telco Community, and Willamette Chapter received Dora Maxwell awards. Linn-Co FCU, and Rogue FCU received Desjardins awards. OSU Federal Credit Union received the Louise Herring Award. The Heidemann Scholar Award was presented to Kerrie Davis of Rogue FCU.

AHFCU Donates $30,000 To Kids

PHILADELPHIA-American Heritage Federal Credit Union's Kids-N-Hope Foundation presented a $30,000 donation to the Children's Seashore House of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

MCCU Sponsors Girls Softball Team

NORTHRIDGE, Calif.-Matadors Community Credit Union was the exclusive sponsor of Northridge girls ASA softball team.

IFCU Helps Make-A-Wish Foundation

LAKE MARY, Fla.-Insight Financial Credit Union sponsored Fantasy Night, a silent and live auction dinner dance that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and North Florida.

NWPCU Collects Food Donations

EVERETT, Wash.-In the wake of food bank shortages, NorthWest Plus Credit Union is collecting food and money to help the Volunteers of America.

NFCU's 5K Run/Walk Raises $4,364

VIENNA, Va.-Navy Federal's 5K run/walk raised $4,364 for the Committee for Helping Others. More than 300 participants enjoyed the post race cookout and free giveaways.

PCFCU Opens Facility In Lexington

COLUMBIA, S.C.-Palmetto Citizens Federal Credit Union opened a new facility in Lexington, S.C.

SACFCU Supports The United Way

BELLEVUE, Neb.-SAC Federal Credit Union employees raised more than $9,000 for the United Way campaign. Employees planned events that included basket raffles, a pot of gold raffle, selling casual days, and pledges.

Kent CU Warms The Soles Of Kids

KENT, Ohio-Kent Credit Union was a sponsor of the Warm the Soles of Kids campaign. The credit union collected new shoes, or cash to purchase shoes, for needy children in the Portage County area this past holiday season.

The credit union also helped sponsor National Denim Day, a benefit drive held in conjunction with Lee Jeans, to aid in the research of breast cancer.

CCU Holds Holiday Fundraiser

FRANKFORT, Ken.-Commonwealth Credit Union raised more than $7,300 to benefit terminally ill children in the Central Kentucky area. Area businesses and CCU employees donated more than 90 gift baskets, which were bid on in a silent auction.

In additional news, more than 400 young members and their families attended Commonwealth CU's holiday gathering.

RFCU Donates Toys And Clothing

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.-During the holiday season, Robins Federal Credit Union donated toys and clothing for 20 less fortunate children in the Central Georgia area.

PAFCU Wins Workforce Award

HAPPAUGUE, N.Y.-People's Alliance Federal Credit Union won the Long Island Works Coalition Workforce Builder Leadership Award for overall leadership in workforce development.

CFCU Supplies Toys For Children

THORNDALE, Penn.-Citadel Federal Credit Union supplied $1,500 worth of toys for low-income families to shop for free at Santa's Workshop over the holiday season. The credit union also prepared 25 Christmas holiday food boxes for area families to feast on Christmas day.

FFCU Gives Computers To Goodwill

NEWARK, Ohio-Fiberglass Federal Credit Union donated 20 refurbished computers to be used in training classes at Goodwill Industries for the unemployed.

RFCU Participates In Can-A-Thon

HUNTSVILLE, Ala.-Redstone Federal Credit Union participated in a holiday Can-A-Thon food drive. The credit union's 16 branches were official drop-off locations.

In additional holiday news, the "Redstone Carolers" entertained various community senior centers over the Christmas holidays.

MWFCU Donates Clothing To Needy

ANN ARBOR, Mich.-MidWest Financial Credit Union collected and donated new and used clothing to the House by the Side of the Road agency, that provides clothing to low-income families in Washtenaw County.

SECU Showcases Student Artwork

RALEIGH, N.C.-State Employees' Credit Union branches partnered with elementary schools to highlight student artwork.

WCCU Sponors Basketball Tourney

WESTERLY, R.I.-Westerly Community Credit Union sponsored its 20th annual Holiday Basketball Tournament. The event is for boys and girls high school varsity and junior varsity teams to compete between Christmas and New Years. More than 350 athletes participated.

Ark. CUs Help Bring Soldiers Home

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.-The credit unions of Arkansas donated more than $6,100 to bring Arkansas soldiers home for Christmas. The 39th Infantry Brigade's 3,500 soldiers were granted leave to come home at Christmas, but they had to pay their own way. The Arkansas CU League joined in the fundraising efforts by encouraging credit unions to adopt a soldier.

SACU Opens New Houston Branch

SACU Federal Credit Union cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of its new Fallbrood branch in Houston.

CFCU Supports Children's Education

PLYMOUTH, Mich.-Community Financial Credit Union donated $700 to the Northville Education Foundation to help support the education of children.

HSFCU Provides Cheer On Wheels

HONOLULU-Hawaii State Federal Credit Union sponsored Cheer on Wheels, a food and friendship program for home bound seniors. During the holidays, credit union volunteers loaded their vehicles with bags of food and visited 160 seniors in Kakaako, Windward and Leeward communities.

UTFCU Collects Stuffed Animals

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.-UT Federal Credit Union presented the University of Tennessee Medical Center's LifeStar Transport Services with 100 stuffed animals to be used for children who have been in an accident, and are transported by air ambulance.

RFCU Help Elderly During Holidays

WARNER ROBINS, Ga.-Robins Federal Credit Union provided 44 shoeboxes filled with goodies, such as toiletry items, small gifts and candy, for the elderly during the holiday season.

PAFCU Brings Holiday Joy To Children

HAPPAUGE, N.Y.-People's Alliance Federal Credit Union held a toy drive to benefit the Marty Lyons Foundation, which helps fulfill the wishes of children with terminal or life threatening illnesses.

FSCC Opens 196 Branches In 2003

SAN DIMAS, Calif.-Financial Service Centers Cooperative, Inc. opened 196 new branches in 14 states in 2003.

P&GEFCU Awards Shopping Sprees

TUNKHANNOCK, Penn.-The Procter and Gamble Employees Federal Credit Union awarded members Tim McIlvenna, Keith Kosak, Jr., and Ralph Killian $500 shopping sprees. The winners were chosen from 1,582 entries with Christmas club accounts.

Conn. Founndation Raises $32,000

WALLINGFORD, Conn.-The Connecticut Credit Union Charitable Foundatin Annual Raffle raised $32,000 to purchase food items to be distributed to the Connecticut Food Bank and Hartford Food Store.

OMEGA FCU Helps Families In Need

PITTSBURGH, Penn.-OMEGA Federal Credit Union's annual Family Christmas Fund raised more than $3,600 to support five families during the holiday season.

Lousiana CUL Hosts Rep. Alexander

HARAHAN, La.-The Louisiana CU League hosted a breakfast for credit union staff and volunteers to meet Rep. Rodney Alexander.

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