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CU of America's scholarships
Credit Union of America, Wichita, Kan., awarded $10,000 to eight students from Credit Union of America’s John Michener Scholarship program for the 2017-2018 school year.
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BECU shreds
Tukwila, Wash.-based BECU held free shred events at three of its financial centers: in Federal Way, Tukwila and Everett. In total, it collected more than 115,000 lbs. of sensitive documents, 35,545 lbs. of electronics, and more than 2,000 lbs. in food bank donations.
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Entrepreneur's club
Army Aviation Center FCU, Daleville, Ala., partnered with South Walton HS to provide an Entrepreneur Club for students. Students were given $1,000 from the CU to purchase school logo items to sell. They learned how to write a business plan, complete a market survey, and prepare a budget and marketing plan. Profits will be used as a donation to a non-profit or given back to their school store.
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70 years of service
Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va., donated $1,000 to the REALTORS Relief Foundation at the annual REALTORS Legislative Meetings and Trade Expo. The donation was part of the CU’s “70 Acts of We” initiative celebrating 70 years of service to the community.
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School makeover
Georgia United CU, Duluth, Ga., announced the winners of its Fourth Annual School Crashers program: Seven schools across the state won school makeovers from the 330 nominations received. This year’s top recipient, Canby Lane Elementary School of Decatur, was built in the 1960s and is in need of multiple facility improvements both inside and out.
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Going solar
Sharon CU, Sharon, Mass., partnered with NRGTree to give CU members access to NRGTree's Own My Solar online service, which allows people quickly determine the economic viability of solar installation on single-family homes.
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Student art in the branch
Clinton Township, Mich.-based FreeStar Financial CU displayed beautiful artwork created by local students in the branch lobbies at all four of its locations.
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Veridian's shred day
Waterloo, Iowa-based Veridian CU held a free Community Shred Day at five of its branches across Iowa. Approximately 2,000 people shredded nearly 50,000 lbs. of unwanted, sensitive documents in mobile shred trucks from On-Site Information Destruction, Inc.
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A walk with a purpose
In Riverside, Calif., more than 400 people walked a two-mile route around a park on a drizzly Saturday morning to raise $35,000 in the “Walk to End Homelessness.” Altura CU was a key sponsor of the fourth annual event. Altura staffers and their families participated in the walk, and Altura handed out bottled water to walkers.
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Achieva's 80th
When Dunedin, Fla.-based Achieva CU was formed in 1937, nearly half the America’s banks had failed during the Great Depression. Seven Pinellas County educators pooled together $99.25 to create a new credit union for teachers. Today, as it celebrates its 80th anniversary, Achieva serves more than 140,000 members in 10 counties and has more than $1.4 billion in assets.
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'Driven 2 Excel'
Fort Bragg FCU, Fort Bragg, N.C., awarded a $3,000 scholarship and a $2,000 scholarship to Beasley Broadcast Group’s “Driven 2 Excel” program, which recognized academic excellence and impeccable attendance records of high school seniors in the 2016-17 school year.
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$8,000 in scholarships
1st Advantage FCU, Yorktown, Va., awarded a total of $8,000 in scholarships: $2,000 each to four well-deserving Greater Peninsula high school students.
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