Credit Unions In Their Communities:
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.-Credit unions all over the country have proven to be very involved in their communities. On this page Credit Union Journal shares some of their strategies and support.
'Omni Gives Back' Grants Distributed
BATTLE CREEK, Mich.--The Haven of Rest is among the first recipients of Omni Community Credit Union's "Omni Gives Back" grants. Haven of Rest will use the $2,500 grant for painting and minor repairs of the emergency shelter for the homeless.
"The Haven of Rest is a wonderful organization in our community that helps those in need every day," said CEO Ted Parsons. "We are pleased to provide the money needed to make these repairs."
The $264-million Omni Community is now accepting applications for the grant program. For info: www.omnigivesback.org.
Reaching Out To Youth
NEWPORT NEWS, V.-Langley FCU is reaching out to the youngest members of its community. The second grade students of T.C. Walker Elementary in Gloucester learned about the monetary system by attending the Silk Road Market Day thanks to a grant given to teacher Brenda P. Turner by LFCU.
Students learned how to make monetary decisions including how to barter for a fair deal.
Each year, Langley Federal Credit Union awards 40 grants of $250 each for local schools to teach financial literacy in the classroom.
First CU-PACKY Award Presented
ATLANTA--Georgia Credit Union Affiliates' President and CEO Mike Mercer (left) presented Lin Hodges, President and CEO of Associated Credit Union, with the first CU-PACKY Challenge Award for raising the most money during the GCUA Annual Convention's silent auction benefiting Georgia's Credit Union Political Action Committee. The seven largest credit unions in Georgia participated in a challenge to raise funds for CUPAC.
Associated CU raised more than $1,900 during the annual silent auction. The credit union with the second highest total raised $825. This year's GCUA Convention brought in over $17,600 for CUPAC from the silent auction and other credit union donations from fundraisers held earlier this year.