A time to give thanks and give back
In honor of Thanksgiving, here's a look at how credit unions across the country are giving back to their communities.
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Veridian volunteers
Staffers from Veridian CU, Waterloo, Iowa, volunteered to serve at the Salvation Army Community Thanksgiving Dinner in Cedar Rapids.
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Who wants pie?
Service 1 CU, Musekon, Mich., is helping members with Thanksgiving meal preparation by selling homemade desserts as part of a credit union bake sale. All proceeds benefit local food pantries, including the Muskegon Rescue Mission.
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Schools Financial keeps 'em running
Staff from Schools Financial CU, Sacramento, Calif., handed out water to runners taking part in the Thanksgiving Run to Feed the Hungry 5k.
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First stuff the bus, then stuff the turkey
Connex CU, North Haven, Conn., helped sponsor a stuff-a-bus food drive to collect turkeys for the needy in advance of Thanksgiving. The food drive was coordinated by the Connecticut Food Bank.
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Turkey distribution
Pacific Service CU, Concord, Calif., pledged $8,000 to provide hundreds of turkeys to needy families during the 2017 holiday season. In this photo, Business Development Manager Kristen Peterson, center, helps distribute turkeys at the Bay Area Rescue Mission as part of a Thanksgiving dinner distribution effort the credit union took part in.
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Metro CU makes Thanksgiving baskets
Employees of Massachusetts-based Metro CU created Thanksgiving baskets to donate to the Tewksbury Community Pantry.
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CENT at the senior dinner
Representatives from Cent CU, Mason City, Iowa, provided support during the community’s free senior Thanksgiving dinner, which fed more than 1,000 people.