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Reducing death by house fires
Ventura County CU, Ventura, Calif., teamed up with the American Red Cross to install free smoke alarms in local homes at the Home Fire Campaign event. The campaign aims to reduce deaths and injuries from house fires by 25 percent by the end of 2019.
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Big shred
Central Georgia residents recently shredded 18,000 lbs., or nine tons, of documents containing sensitive material at Warner Robins, Ga.-based Robins Financial CU’s popular Shred Day events.
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Baskets and cookies
Service First FCU, Sioux Falls, S.D., gathered donations from employee and members to make 60 Easter baskets for local organizations. The CU partnered with KTWB to deliver the baskets, and with the Cookie Jar Eatery to deliver cookies and baskets to McCrossan Boys Ranch and St Francis House.
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ORNL's grand opening
ORNL Federal Credit Union, Oak Ridge, Tenn., celebrated the grand opening of its new, state-of-the-art regional center at Northshore Town Center in Knoxville.
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Educators honored
Educators CU, Racine, Wis., was honored at the third annual Financial Capability Innovation Awards presented by EverFi, Inc. The award recognized Educators’ efforts to improve the financial capability of Southeastern Wisconsin through digital learning initiatives.
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Jeans days for a cause
TruMark Financial CU, Fort Washington, Pa., allows its employees to wear jeans on Fridays in exchange for a donation to a charitable cause. The latest was the Bucks County Opportunity Council, which received $750. The Council’s mission is to reduce poverty and work with community partners to promote economic self-sufficiency.
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The best bank is a credit union
Ent CU, Colorado Springs, Colo., was voted the “Best Bank” and “Best Mortgage Company” by readers of The Gazette in the annual “Best of the Springs 2017” survey.
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Baskets for kids
Member One FCU, Roanoke, Va., donated more than 120 Easter baskets to children at Carilion Children’s Hospital. The entire credit union came together to create a variety of baskets for boys and girls of all ages.
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Employee appreciation day
American Heritage CU recognized the vital role employees play in providing outstanding service to its members by hosting its annual Employee Appreciation Day. AHCU transformed its campus into a Four Ring Circus of Fun for the “Greatest Team on Earth.”
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Branch design award
The La Macchia Group, Milwaukee, Wis., won the Bronze Award in the Retail/Showroom category for the overall design and concept of its live branch transformation/remodel at Financial One CU in Coon Rapids, Minn.
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Pay it forward
The CU Association of the Dakotas collected donations to meet the “needs list” from the Boys and Girls Club at the 2017 CUAD Summit in Deadwood, S.D. Keynote speaker Matt Tenney left stacks of his book Serve to be Great free for attendees if they pay it forward and make a donation to the Boys and Girls Club. This incredible act brought in an extra $647 in cash for the club.