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Health care grant
Y-12 FCU, Oak Ridge, Tenn., and its Y-12 Gives Foundation donated $2,000 to InterFaith Health Clinic, a not-for-profit health care ministry that serves the low-income, working uninsured and underserved. The grant will provide one month of laboratory services to uninsured and underserved patients at the clinic.
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Supporting educational opportunities
Aberdeen Proving Ground FCU, Edgewood, Md., made a $50,000 donation to the Cecil College Foundation to support two programs that will enhance educational opportunities for Cecil County and Harford County residents.
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Celebrating service and health care
Robins Financial CU, Warner Robins, Ga., sponsored the Macon Volunteer Medical Clinic by contributing to the Sporting Clay Fun Shoot. This event will be part of the clinic’s celebration of 15 years of providing healthcare to those in need in Bibb County.
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USPS FCU supports Millionaire's Club
US Postal Service FCU, Clinton, Md., sponsored its first Millionaire's Club financial literacy program, this one at IDEA Public Charter School, Washington, D.C. The students at IDEA now have access to a program designed to prepare them for success and financial independence.
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Athletic sponsorship
Georgia United CU, Duluth, Ga., announced an expanded partnership with the Georgia Tech Athletic Association as the Official Credit Union of Georgia Tech athletics. This sponsorship, which began in 2015, focuses on a co-branded debit card initiative that is new to both the school and Georgia United.
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Pet rescue donation
Kinecta FCU, Manhattan Beach, Calif., donated a total of $3,319.96 to nonprofit pet rescue organization Whiskers and Tails Foundation. Employees sold homemade salsa and breakfast burritos to other staffers, and then Kinecta matched the $1,659.98 raised.
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Hospital donations
For the eighth consecutive year, patients at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and Children’s Hospital of Orange County will get toys throughout the year thanks to San Diego County CU. SDCCU’s members and employees donated more than 1,600 toys to more than double last year’s donation for the credit union’s annual Toy Drive. Separately, SDCCU again was named one of San Diego’s Best and Brightest in Wellness by the National Association for Business Resources.
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New digs
Knoxville, Tenn.-based Knoxville TVA Employees CU broke ground in Maryville, Tenn., on what will become the 21st branch within its East Tennessee service area. Separately, the CU held a Facebook giveaway that reached more than 1.1 million users and had 19,675 likes.
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People's scores a 3-pointer
People's CU, Middletown, R.I., received the Friends of 4-H award. The award recognized the CU’s sponsorship of the University of Rhode Island's Rhody Rams Men's Basketball's People's Credit Union 3 Point Co-op Shot, in which a donation was given for every 3-pointer made at a home game.
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Donation drive
Dow Chemical Employees’ CU, Midland, Mich., held a donation drive in partnership with Hidden Harvest to benefit families in Bay, Midland, Saginaw and Gladwin counties. Over five weeks, DCECU collected baskets full of food and personal care items.
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Ent honored
Ent CU, Colorado Springs, Colo., was recognized as the “State Sponsor of the Year” at the annual Colorado Small Business Development Center Network awards ceremony.
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Stopping predatory lending
Stan Koussis, community development manager for Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., shared tips and resources to help combat predatory lending during a recent Ventures in Community meeting. The meeting focused on the financial health for low-income residents on the Rte. 1 corridor in Fairfax County.
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America's Christian CU recognized
America’s Christian CU, Glendora, Calif., was recognized by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities with the 2018 Philanthropy Award at the 2018 CCCU International Forum.
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CU SoCal expands
Anaheim-based Credit Union of Southern California opened a new branch in La Habra, Calif., with assistance from the La Habra Chamber of Commerce. The branch formerly was part of Pacific Community CU, and was rebranded after a merger. It includes a virtual teller.
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League honors
Army Aviation Center FCU, Daleville, Ala., won three awards from the League of Southeastern Credit Unions among CUs in Alabama and Florida with $1 billion or more in assets: the Desjardins Financial Education Youth Award, the Louise Herring Philosophy-in-Action Member Service Award and the Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award.