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Paper lanterns
In preparation for Lowell’s First Annual Points of Light Floating Lantern Celebration, employees of Jeanne D’Arc CU, Lowell, Mass., gathered for a Paint Night, where each employee used his/her artistic talents to paint a paper lantern. These and hundreds of other lanterns were released as part of the celebration.
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A Safe Place donation
Great Lakes CU, Bannockburn, Ill., continued its initiative to support its communities with a donation of $3,000 to A Safe Place in Zion, a local safe haven for battered women.
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Independence Day Celebration sponsorship
Robins Financial CU renewed its sponsorship of the Annual Independence Day Celebration in Warner Robins, Ga. This year’s event included a musical act followed by fireworks. Robins Financial CU has sponsored the Independence Day event since 2002. Separately, the CU sponsored the United in Pink’s Kids in Pink Summer Camp.
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United FCU helps kids kick cancer
St. Joseph, Mich.-based United FCU donated $1,400 to the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation to assist parents and families with children fighting cancer.
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Nearly two centuries of service
Western Cooperative CU, Williston, N.D., celebrated its 79th Membership and Annual Meetings on consecutive nights. WCCU honored 195 years of service by 21 employees.
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Coming soon: Student-run branch
TruMark Financial CU, Fort Washington, Pa., will open a new student-operated credit union branch on La Salle University’s campus in time for fall semester. An artist’s rendering is seen here.
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'Outstanding' Altura
Altura CU, Riverside, Calif., was the 2017 “Outstanding Company for Women” by Hispanic Lifestyle magazine. In separate events, Board Chairman Ofelia Valdez-Yeager, VP Tina Covington, and Security & Records Manager Tanya Price were honored for their contributions to the community.
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More than 2,800 service hours
TBA Credit Union, Traverse City, Mich., was the winner of the Paul Bunyan Chapter Challenge. Five CUs completed more than 2,865 hours of volunteer service in six months. TBACU won by having the highest average number of volunteer hours per team member: 15 hours.
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Youth Financial Advisory Board wraps up
In York, Pa., First Capital FCU’s Youth Financial Advisory Board held its final meeting for the 2016-2017 school year. During the four sessions held over two months, 15 York County high school students participated. Separately, First Capital donated $650 to the Salvation Army of York.
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PSECU rallies to stop child abuse
The voices of children ringing out at Pennsylvania’s State Capitol made a powerful plea for child abuse prevention during the first PA Blue Ribbon Champion Awards Ceremony and Rally for Kids. The event was organized by Pennsylvania Family Support Alliance, a child protection organization, and sponsored by PSECU, Harrisburg, Pa.
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Hoops for Hunger
For the third consecutive year, 1st United CU, Pleasanton, Calif., teamed up with 95.7 The GAME to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank through the NBA’s Golden State Warriors’ “Hoops for Hunger” program. The CU donated $1 for every basket the Warriors made during the regular season: a total of $3,532 to the Food Bank.
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Fill the boot
In California, firefighters of the Rialto Fire Department collected $40,000 for their annual Fire Boot Fill Up. For three years, the Rialto Fire Department has partnered with Fire Family Foundation, the charitable hand of Los Angeles-based Firefighters First CU, for its Community Fund.
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Fisher House donation
Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., once again partnered with the Armed Forces Financial Network to present $5,000 in gift cards to families living at the Fisher House. Separately, Andrews sponsored CIT Training in Burlington, N.J., to bridge policing tactics used when dealing with veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.