Andrews FCU, Suitland, Md., donated cakes to the S.H.A.P.E. American Middle School and S.H.A.P.E. American High School in participation with Red Ribbon Week, which raises awareness of the importance of saying no to drugs and drug prevention. The three cakes seen here say “Be drug free,” “YOLO” and “You only live once.”
All the colors of the rainbow
After judging 3,000 coloring sheets received from local children, the winners of the Weirton-Wellsburg Chapter Coloring Contest have been chosen. Entries were submitted by students from Hancock and Brooke County schools, along with members of the area credit unions.
UVA Community CU, Charlottesville, Va., and KidsCollege at Piedmont Virginia Community College, in partnership with local school systems, hosted the 10th Grade Biz Kid$ Career Pathways Expo. More than 2,000 high school students participated.
FreeStar Financial CU, Clinton Township, Mich., secured a $3,500 grant from the Michigan Credit Union Foundation to foster education in high school students about the importance of saving and establishing a budget.
Hawaii Community FCU, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, sponsored a Medicare seminar featuring Peter Amelotte, health benefits manager with Aloha Insurance Services, Inc. There were more than 20 people in attendance.
Big bucks with backpacks
Mission FCU, San Diego, held its Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, which raised more than $22,000 for the San Diego Food Bank.
St. Joseph, Mich.-based United FCU marked the formal opening of its new branch in Carson City, Nev., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new branch is part of a multi-phase project aimed at supporting UFCU’s planned growth in northern Nevada. It is the second UFCU facility to be constructed in Carson City.
Costumes and a good cause
Employees of Naveo CU, Somerville, Mass., dressed up in costumes and raised $300 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society during the Costumed for a Cure event.
Millionaire's Club pilot
Educational Systems FCU, Greenbelt, Md., took the Millionaire’s Club financial education experience a new direction, launching a pilot program at Benjamin Tasker Middle School in Prince George's County. It is the first Millionaire’s Club at a middle school.
Funds to kick cancer
In Dublin, Ohio, BMI FCU raised $897 in voluntary employee dress-down donations. BMI FCU employees determine how much they would like to contribute and BMI FCU matches the funds, which were donated to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.
Community banks that were pushed past key asset limits by the Paycheck Protection Program say they will be unable to shrink their balance sheets back to normal size by the 2022 deadline, especially if there is a new round of rescue aid.
The plan still lacks concrete details about standards banks must meet to earn high ratings, but the agency said the new methodology would end grade inflation and could penalize banks that underperform.