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Keeping the homeless warm
Thirty Massachusetts credit unions and the Cooperative CU Association donated 1,035 blankets and thousands of warm clothing items to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and more than 25 social-service agencies across the Commonwealth.
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Firefly's grand opening
Burnsville, Minn.-based Firefly CU hosted a week of grand opening festivities at its newest branch, located at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove, Minn. Firefly also held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the first student-run branch in its 90-year history at Burnsville High School.
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WSECU partnership
WSECU, Olympia, Wash., announced a major new partnership to expand access to the Hands On Children’s Museum’s award-winning early learning programs for children and families. The CU is the exclusive naming sponsor of the museum’s new “Inspired Learning for All” initiative.
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Save to Win-ners
St. Helens Community CU, St. Helens, Ore., announced its first set of winners for its Save to Win share certificate. The multi-state, prize-linked savings account encourages members to save more toward their future by offering monthly and quarterly cash prizes of up to $5,000.
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INOVA celebrates the big 7-5
In 2017, INOVA Federal Credit Union, Elkhart, Ind., is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Founded as Miles Federal Credit Union in 1942, INOVA has upheld its original promise to provide unsurpassed service to members while also improving their financial well-being.
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Wescom springs forward
Wescom CU, Pasadena, Calif., helped Southern Californians spring forward with its third annual Daylight Saving Time event in association with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Beverage tabs were paid by Wescom, up to $15 per transaction until $2,000-worth of bills were paid for at each of 21 designated locations.
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Members Exchange CU, Ridgeland, Miss., partnered with Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital to host a Miracle Workers Coin Drive as a kickoff event to the annual Mississippi Miracles Radiothon. The CU collected $2,500, while the three-day Radiothon event raised $504,360.
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Hanscom FCU gets Dora Maxwell recognition
Hanscom FCU, Hanscom AFB, Mass., received the national Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for its work supporting veterans. The CU partnered with the staff at Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial Veterans Hospital in Bedford, Mass., on several initiatives.
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Meeting basic needs
In an effort to meet the basic needs every child must have in order to survive, and help end hunger in its community, the Ascentra Credit Union Foundation, Bettendorf, Iowa, committed a total of $50,000 to the River Bend Foodbank.