Several CUs Make Large Donations To Hurricane Relief

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Several credit unions have announced significant financial contributions to assist victims of the recent hurricanes and other disasters. Wright-Patt Credit Union, Inc., here, in cooperation with WHIO-TV7, has presented a check for $285,060.16 to the American Red Cross, Dayton Area Chapter. For several weeks the TV stations news anchors and meteorologist advised viewers of the relief effort and encouraged donations at any Wright-Patt Credit Union Member Center.

In Yorktown, Va., 1st Advantage FCU joined with its local red Cross Chapter to help raise $205,614, including a matching offer of $75,000 from the credit union. Everyone from school students to Boy Scouts contributed, including $44,710 from residents of Williamsburg Landing, which was raised in nine days.

Meanwhile, in Portsmouth, N.H., Service Credit Union has presented a check for $125,000 to the Salvation Army to help people affected by flooding in that state. Credit union president Gordon Simmons said 100% of the money will go directly to aid victims.

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