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Warm soles and warmer souls
Weber State CU, Ogden, Utah, continued its 14-year tradition of providing shoes to kindergarteners at local elementary schools, and expanded it to include two more schools. Donations for the Warm the Soles program come from WSCU members who participate in the Skip-a-Payment promotion, as well as community donations through the WSCU Foundation.
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Foundation donation
In Oak Ridge, Tenn., Y-12 FCU and its Y-12 Gives Foundation donated $1,000 to the owner of Little Ponderosa Zoo & Rescue.
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Helping Omaha charities
Pentagon FCU, Tysons, Va., donated checks totaling $20,000 to two Omaha, Neb.-area charities – Offutt Chiefs Group and Moving Veterans Forward – as part of PenFed’s commitment to donate $100,000 to Papillion and Omaha charities throughout 2018.
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Taunton FCU expands
Taunton, Mass.-based Taunton FCU opened its newly branch located on Rockdale Avenue in New Bedford. This is TFCU’s third location, joining its main office in Taunton and its Middleboro branch located within Trucchi's Supermarket.
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Dora Maxwell honors
New Horizons CU, Mobile, Ala., was recognized by the League of Southeastern Credit Unions with the first-place Dora Maxwell award for credit unions in its asset division for exhibiting excellence in the community.
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New digs
Anchorage-based Alaska USA FCU built its new, state-of-the-art Operations Center in Glendale, Ariz. The two-story, 185,000-square-foot building will serve as the credit union’s new distributed operation center – supporting Alaska USA’s continued growth and investment in all the communities it serves.
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SDCCU shreds
San Diego County CU, which earned two Guinness World Record titles for shredding last June, held its latest free Shred Day Event at three locations. The day resulted in a total of 24,253 lbs. of paper collected and shredded.
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CFE helps with hurricane relief
Volunteers from Lake Mary, Fla.-based CFE Federal Credit Union and Seminole State College of Florida joined forces at Feeding Children Everywhere. The 50 volunteers packaged 10,080 jambalaya casserole meals for families who relocated to Seminole County from Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria.
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NCUA grant for financial education
Peach State FCU, Lawrenceville, Ga., received a $22,250 grant from NCUA for the CU’s Roadmap to Financially Fit Communities program. The grant will support the CU’s endeavors to help people in lower income communities have a better understanding of personal finance.
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Grants awarded
American Eagle Financial CU, East Hartford, Conn., awarded grants of $5,000 each to the Connecticut Association of Human Services, Dress for Success Hartford, Gifts of Love & Community Farm of Simsbury, and the Urban League of Greater Hartford, thanks to a partnership and donor-advised fund managed by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.
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Relocating for better member service
To provide an enhanced experience for its members, Farmington Hills, Mich.-based Community Choice CU relocated its Royal Oak Member Center. The newly built location is the latest in a series of open layout member centers completed by the CU in Livonia, Milford, Northville and Shelby Township. The design eliminates traditional teller lines to promote conversations.
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First Capital 'Lives United'
First Capital FCU, York, Pa., presented a check for $1,010 to the United Way of York County. The money was raised through the CU’s First Cap Gives Back program, which selects one charity to support each quarter. Staffers sold soft pretzels to members at all branches, and employees paid $5 to wear jeans on specific days. In addition to the $1,010, First Capital employees pledged $4,868 for the United Way’s annual campaign, for a total of $5,878.
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