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1st AIDE
1st Advantage FCU, Newport News, Va., held its 9th annual 1st AIDE (Assistance, Inspiration, Dedication, and Experience) Day, including assembling and donating 23 bicycles to the Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula, plus other donations and good works.
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Raising awareness
CUNA Councils contributed $25,000 to the CUNA Credit Union Awareness Initiative, created to raise consumer awareness of credit unions as an attractive alternative in financial services.
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28 tons of help
For the third year in a row, Southeastern CU, Valdosta, Ga., participated in the Fill-a-Truck for Hunger challenge. More than 56,000 lbs. of food was collected, more than double last year’s effort, and the CU donated funds to purchase a second truckload of food for local food bank and food drive beneficiary Second Harvest of South Georgia. The CU also bought breakfast for more than 160 vehicles in the Chick-fil-A North Valdosta drive-thru as a pay-it-forward.
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Lace ‘em up for the cure
A team of 40 dedicated team members from TDECU, Lake Jackson, Texas, organized by Keva Jones, once again laced up their running shoes in support of Houston’s 2016 Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series. TDECU also supported the Houston Food Bank.
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Millionaire’s Club milestone
Educational Systems FCU, Greenbelt, Md., sponsored the newest Millionaire's Club financial education experience at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md. It is the 30th Millionaire's Club sponsored by Maryland credit unions.
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Another student-run success story
Peach State FCU, Lawrenceville, Ga., celebrated the opening of its student-run branch at Central Gwinnett High School with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by school officials, credit union board members and local government.
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Big grants for big improvements
TBA CU, Traverse City, Mich., awarded nearly $5,000 in Classroom Improvement Grants to educators within its five-county area over the past year.
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Help for hospice care
Charter Oak FCU, Waterford, Conn., donated $20,000 to the Center for Hospice Care.
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Lending a hand to Habitat
The Paul Bunyan Chapter of the Michigan CU League brought together several area credit unions to help Habitat for Humanity in Ludington Mich. Volunteers from 4 Front CU, Forest Area FCU, NW Consumers CU and Safe Harbor CU moved furniture, appliances, unwanted items and trash out of a home to prepare it for renovations.
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Grand opening
Kinecta FCU, Manhattan Beach, Calif., hosted 75 people at the grand opening of its newest member service center, located in Riviera Village in nearby Redondo Beach.