The crew at Texas Trust CU, Mansfield, Texas, had some fun dressing up as the cast from "Duck Dynasty." Separately, 14 TTCU employees spent four hours working in the garden at Garcia Elementary School in Grand Prairie, staining and replacing a roof and making repairs.
Approximately 200 students had to secure housing, purchase a car and choose a cell phone plan at the Financial Reality Fair at William Tennent High School, Warminster, Pa., sponsored by TruMark Financial CU, Trevose, Pa., and the Pennsylvania CU Foundation.
Redwood CU, Santa Rosa, Calif., completed its 2015 United Way workplace giving campaign with total contributions of $102,866 (exceeding this year's campaign goal of $100,000) to support United Way of the Wine Country. RCU raised $98,175 for United Way last year.
IC FCU, Fitchburg, Mass., distributed a total of $8,636.42 to the first five beneficiaries of its "Change for Charity" program. The funds, donated quarterly, are raised through its coin machines, of which a portion goes to service-oriented organizations in its area.
In Waterville, Maine, the staff of New Dimensions FCU celebrated Halloween.
Vantage CU, Bridgeton, Mo., hosted a food day fundraising event, raising $564 for the Empowerment Network, a local charity dedicated to fighting prostate cancer. The CU also awarded $500 to a local teacher for classroom enhancements.
St. Anne's CU, Fall River, Mass., sent a team to Junior Achievement's annual bowling fundraiser, "Strikes for Success," raising $250.
Service CU, Portsmouth, N.H., was a substantial contributor to the New Hampshire Global War on Terror Memorial, donating $20,000 toward the memorial, which will be located at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
APGFCU, Aberdeen, Md., gave a $1,000 Educator Rewards scholarship to Danielle Monteleone.
State Employees' CU, Raleigh, N.C., held a grand opening for Longview Terrace Apartments, a new housing initiative for lower income individuals with disabilities. The SECU Foundation lent a no-interest construction loan of $967,000 to the Ahoskie Housing Authority to help build it.
The McLean, Va.-based company admitted that it failed to file suspicious activity reports even in cases when it knew about criminal charges against specific customers. The misconduct took place in a unit that served check-cashing businesses and was later shut down.
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