What Credit Unions, Vendors Are Doing To Help
Lacamas Community CU is matching up to a total of $2,000 of donated funds...Scott CU raised more than $13,000 for the Red Cross, including $2,700 from Girl Scout Troop #296 alone. Scott CU reports every employee either donating cash or supplies for Katrina...Clarke American in San Antonio set a $200,000 goal for hurricane relief by donating portions of sales from its line of patriotic products...MidOregon CU is counting pennies for students at Tumalo Community School who donated $1,100 in change to the Red Cross...The spirit of the Crescent City lives on at Spartanburg Regional FCU, where members donated more than $2,860 during a "Beads for New Orleans" campaign. Members donated $2 for each strand of Mardi Gras beads they purchased from employees, and SRFCU matched 50% of contributions, bringing the total dollars raised to $4,100...Aerospace Community CU collected $4,862 in employee and member donations for the Salvation Army, which it matched, sending a check for $9,364, plus added a page to its website for donations...Alliance CU is matching employee and member donations to the NCUF disaster fund...Anheuser-Busch Employees' CU is matching employee and member donations up to $5,000, has donated $10,000 to the NCUF, and pledged to contribute 1% of the interchange fees produced by debit and credit card transactions during September and October...AEDC FCU in central Tennessee has donated $25,223.93 to the American Red Cross by holding dress-down days, taking funds and matching donations. Of the cash collected, $1,000 was donated to the Red Cross' Treis County Chapter to assist hurricane evacuees in Tullahoma, $1,000 was donated to the Heart of Tennessee Chapter in Murfreesboro to aid evacuees there and the remainder was sent to the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the Red Cross...Arsenal CU held a bake sale with most items homemade by employees. Arsenal matched all funds and made a donation of more than $2,000 to the American Red Cross...Central Missouri Community CU is holding a bake sale for the NCUF fund...Electro Savings CU is collecting member and employee donations...First Community CU donated $1,000 to the NCUF...Gateway Metro CU employees raised more than $1,000...Jeffco CU donated $675 to the NCUF...Mazuma CU donated $2,000 to the NCUF, and collected clothing and personal hygiene items. Mazuma is making several employment opportunities available to displaced CU employees from the affected areas, including three part-time teller positions, one full-time account executive position and one full-time administrative assistant position...Meridian CU allowed employees to wear jeans to work in exchange for a $5 donation, which raised more than $500...Missouri Central CU has offered eight computers, complete with monitors and keyboards, for CUs in disaster areas...Raytown-Lee's Summit Community CU donated nearly $575 to the NCUF...St. Louis Postal CU is raising money for the Postal Employees' Relief Fund, which helps active and retired postal employees in the Gulf Coast area. The CU is matching employee and member donations up to $10,000 this fall and displaying miniature American flags in its branches with the name of each donor...Vantage CU has given more than $17,000 to Katrina relief efforts and donated $5,000 NCUF disaster-relief fund...West Community CU met its matching goal of $2,500 in member and employee donations for a total of $6,500 collected...The Missouri CU Charitable Foundation contributed $7,000 to the NCUF...John Tippets, president of American Airlines EFCU, and David Campbell, board member, presented a check for $400,000 to Robert P. McDonald of the American Red Cross. The donation was presented on behalf of AAEFCU members during NAFCU's Congressional Caucus.