Veridian CU Supports Local Health CareGroups

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WATERLOO, Iowa - (05/02/06) -- Veridian CU announced it awarded sixlocal groups a total of $15,000 in funding through its annualHealth, Welfare & Safety Grant program. The state's biggestcredit union, formerly known as John Deere Community CU, targetsthe grants towards local organizations that promote awareness andeducate the community on wellness-related issues. This year'srecipients were: Allen Hospital of Waterloo, for its Women's HealthDepartment Together for Youth coalition to protect adolescentpregnancy; The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County for its Fitness& Wellness Assessment Program; People's Community Health Clinicin Waterloo, for its Getting to Quit (smoking) Program; YoungParent's Network in Cedar Rapids, for Parents as Teachers familyeducation program; Children & Families of Iowa in Des Moines,which runs a domestic violence hotline; and the HispanicEducational Resources in Des Moines, for its bilingual Latinolearning academy. The credit union is now accepting applicationsfor its $15,000 in Culture & Arts grants awards.

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