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DuTrac
DuTrac Community CU, Dubuque, Iowa, held a social media photo contest encouraging members to submit a photo sharing why they love the state fair. There were 57 photo entries and the contest engaged more 14,000 people on Facebook. The winning photo can be seen here.
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Indiana Members
Indiana Members CU, Indianapolis, presented a check for $3,391 to Noblesville High School in Noblesville, Ind., and another for $3,383 to Center Grove HS, Greenwood, Ind., both as part of an ongoing school spirit debit card program.
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Neighbors
Neighbors CU, St. Louis, hosted three free Credit Report Seminars. The seminars explained what a credit report and credit score are, and how to systematically read them. Each registered guest received free educational materials and a copy of his/her own credit report and credit score.
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Diamond
Volunteers from Diamond CU, Pottstown, Pa., visited Birdsboro Senior Community Center as their United Way Day of Caring project, planning a birthday bash for the center’s regular visitors. Separately, Diamond was named one of the Best Places to Work in PA for 2016 and, for the second consecutive year, took home top honors in all of the financial categories of the Reading Eagle Newspaper Readers Choice Awards (CUs, financial planning, and banks).
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Rivermark
Beaverton, Ore.-based Rivermark Community CU opened its new branch in Happy Valley Town Center, near New Seasons Market in Happy Valley, Ore.
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TEG
TEG FCU, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location on Route 9. Among the guests were representatives from the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce and Senator Sue Serino’s office.
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Michigan Community
Michigan Community CU, Jackson, Mich., sponsored Childrenz Challenge, a muddy obstacle course designed for children ages 4-13 years old. The CU awarded $5,000 to Queen of the Miraculous Medal as the first place winner.
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Consumers
Consumers CU, Waukegan, Ill., had an active summer of community outreach and support for local not-for-profit organizations. This year's outreach extended to more than a dozen community festivals and events, plus cash donations exceeding $20,000.
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Firefighters
The San Bernardino County Firefighters Association presented a $25,000 check to Fire Family Foundation, the charitable hand of Firefighters First CU, Los Angeles, to assist fire victims and firefighters in need.
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RTN
RTN Federal Credit Union and RTN GoodWorks Foundation, Waltham, Mass., gave $24,379 to the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless from funds raised by Walk Home 2016. RTN also sponsored an Ice Cream Social, serving 100 employees at New England Baptist Hospital.
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SDCCU
San Diego’s finest educators were celebrated at the 26th annual “Cox Presents: A Salute to Teachers” brought to you by San Diego County Credit Union. Separately, SDCCU broke its existing Guinness World Records title at the 2016 SDCCU Super Shred Event, as it collected 589,251 lbs., saving 5,000 trees.
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SECU
Raleigh, N.C.-based State Employees’ CU, in conjunction with credit unions in North Carolina and South Carolina, supported Victory Junction’s REACH program with a $125,000 check for the camp’s outreach program. SECU also sponsored 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence.
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Ideal
Ideal CU, Woodbury, Minn., was honored with a 2016 Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award for its “Money Talks” Financial Literacy program. The peer-to-peer program is taught by high school age Ideal Student Credit Union employees to high school age students.
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TopLine
TopLine FCU, Maple Grove, Minn., held its 13th Annual Back-to-School Supply Drive, collecting 1,100 items and $1,000 to help students. Separately, TopLine hosted a summer youth intern through the Brooklyn Bridge Alliance for Youth BrookLynk Program.
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