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Who's got spirit?
The Junior Board of Directors for U.S. Eagle FCU, Albuquerque, N.M., allotted a portion of its budget to sponsor South Valley Academy when the school’s cheer team could not afford uniforms. Separately, CU employees held bake sales at their branches. Proceeds totaled $1,357.65 to benefit the Cancer Foundation for New Mexico.
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Go Red for Women
In York, Penn., staff at First CU wore red to support the Go Red for Women movement. First Capital also sponsored a table at the Go Red for Women Luncheon. In 2003, the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute created National Wear Red Day to take action against heart disease, the No. 1 killer of women. Separately, 8 employees volunteered as financial advisors for Junior Achievement’s Real Life financial literacy simulation.
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IMCU affinity
Indiana Members CU, Indianapolis, presented a check for $3,714 to Beech Grove City Schools in Beech Grove, Ind., as part of an ongoing school spirit debit card program.
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Member wins a trip to the GRAMMY Awards
Christina Hall, a longtime member of Philadelphia-based American Heritage CU, won a trip to the 2017 GRAMMY Awards through MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises Promotion by simply using her American Heritage Platinum MasterCard in a transaction.
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Blood drive
Ventura County CU and California Resources Corporation, the largest oil and natural gas exploration and production company in the Golden State, teamed up to sponsor an American Red Cross employee blood drive at their shared office headquarters in Ventura, Calif. A total of 22 units were collected, which translates to as many as 66 lives saved.
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Altura CU, Riverside, Calif., assisted with Hemet Unified School District’s annual Spelling Bee. Altura’s Business Development Officer Karena Chum served on the judge’s panel.
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Hello, Myrtle!
Great Lakes CU, Bannockburn, Ill., adopted a new friend, Myrtle the Turtle. Myrtle is part of Lake County Forest Preserves’ Blanding’s Turtle Recovery Program. As a corporate sponsor, GLCU will receive regular status updates on Myrtle the Turtle’s overall health.
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CMN donation
Hurley Children’s Hospital in Flint, Mich., took first place finish in the Vote for Miracles campaign, garnering a $50,000 donation from America’s credit unions and CO-OP Financial Services. The funds will go directly to the hospital’s new Pediatric Private Patient Rooms.
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Random acts of kindness
Bronco FCU, Franklin, Va., continues to look for opportunities to complete acts of kindness through its new Bronco’s Helping Hands initiative. Some 37 staff members were given $10 VISA gift cards and tasked with performing a random act of kindness in the community. Among other acts, they delivered flowers to residents in skilled care facilities.