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* iQ Credit Union, San Dimas, Calif., is offering Credit Unions for Kids gift cards with proceeds to benefit the Children's Miracle Network.

* Christian Community CU, Covina, Calif., donated $25,000 to Mission Aviation Fellowship for Pakistan Earthquake Relief Efforts.

* Keesler FCU, Biloxi, Miss., awarded Erin McTaggert, Amanda Mayo, Amy Loffin, Elizabeth Romoser and Elaine Greer $1,000 scholarships.

* MidWest Financial CU, Ann Arbor, Mich., donated $1,270 for hurricane relief efforts.

* Financial Partners CU, Downey, Calif., donated $7,000 to the American Red Cross to aid those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

* Texans Credit Union held a grand opening celebration at its new branch in Frisco, Texas.

* FAIRWINDS Credit Union, Orlando, Fla., held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its new facility in Apopka.

* Deere Community FCU, Ottumwa, Iowa, donated $25,000 to the Ottumwa Regional Health Center.

* Langley FCU, Newport News, Va., contributed $160,090 to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief.

* Members 1st FCU, Mechanicsburg, Penn., opened a new branch on Main St. in Middletown.

* Nevada FCU, Las Vegas, announced the opening of its new Boulder Lake Mead branch.

* Lockheed FCU, Burbank, Calif., donated $38,572 to the American Red Cross for its Hurricane Relief Fund.

* Redstone FCU, Huntsville, Ala., participated in a 30-second public service announcement to fight identity theft.

* Technology CU, San Jose, Calif., donated $1,000 toward emergency supplies for Garden Gate Elementary School.

* In Marlborough, Mass., the Massachusetts Credit Union League's social responsibility committee and board of directors presented a $100,000 donation to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless.

* SEFCU, Albany, N.Y., delivered a U-Haul filled with hundreds of pounds of school supplies and a $25,000 check for Vernado High School in Louisiana, which was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

* PrimeWay FCU, Houston, is participating in three local Salvation Army facilities to offer financial education programs.

* Denali Alaskan FCU, Anchorage, opened an in-school branch at Wendler Middle School.

Western New York FCU, West Seneca, held a linen drive to benefit hurricane victims in Jackson, Miss.

More than 50 people attended a free identity theft seminar sponsored by St. Louis Community CU, St. Louis.

In Columbus, Ohio, BMI Federal Credit Union charged parking fees to OSU football fans and contributes the money to local charities.

In Philadelphia, American Heritage donated $50,000 to Children's Hosptial Music Therapy Program. Employees also played instruments and sang songs with the children.

Founders FCU, Lancaster, S.C., was nominated for the Excellence in Workplace Diversity Award by the Chamber of Commerce.

Sharp CU, San Diego, helped raise $2,500 to benefit ThinkFirst, an injury prevention foundation that educates youth about personal risk-taking.

Redwood CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., held a grand opening event at its new Windsor branch.

In Nashville, Tenn., Southeast Financial FCU hosted a golf tournament to benefit evacuees of the hurricanes with housing, transportation, food and clothing.

Fiberglas FCU, Newark, Ohio, sponsored a concert and raised more than $6,000 to benefit the Licking County Coalition for Housing.

Family Trust FCU, Rock Hill, S.C., donated $10,000 to two local charities to benefit needy and abused children.

More than 60 CU executives gathered at American Heritage FCU in Philadelphia to attend a fundraiser for Sens. Rick Santorum and Charles Grassley.

In St. Paul, Minn., Minnesota CU Network hosted a Monday Night Football fundraiser for CULAC.

Community 1 FCU, Greenville, S.C., held a grand opening celebration at its new office on Main St. in Simpsonville.

Arsenal CU, St. Louis, recognized the efforts of its staff during the credit union's annual Employee Appreciation Week.

Consolidated FCU, Portland, Ore., presented a $11,800 to the Oregan Trail Chapter of the American Red Cross for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts. (c) 2006 The Credit Union Journal and SourceMedia, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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