Los Angeles Federal Credit Union, Lynnwood, Calif., for the second consecutive year partnered with Habitat for Humanity at build a house day. The family members and friends of more than 30 LA FCU employees participated in the building of three homes for low-income families in the Los Angeles metropolitan vicinity. In South Los Angeles, LA FCU employees at the Habitat for Humanity's Vermont Village housing project constructed several wall frames for 16 homes.
Diamond Credit Union, Pottstown, Pa., participated in the United Way's day of caring. Linda Rudolph, Diamond's human resources director, directed a team of nine volunteers who spent the day lending a helping hand. Some members of the team assisted in painting, gardening, and cleaning. The other members packed contributions of food and clothing for the Pottstown Cluster, an organization consisting of various religious groups in the vicinity. Diamond's entire staff partook in the event. This is the third year that Diamond has participated in the United Way initiative that provides support to nonprofit organizations that relay on volunteers.
Aberdeen Proving Ground Federal Credit Union , Edgewood, Md., revealed its new business venture with Halls Cross Road Elementary School. Educational classroom presentations focusing on finance will be offered at all grade levels. Parents and community members may attend free money management seminars on weekends. One of the cornerstones of APG FCU is its financial literacy education that for 70 years has brought its members and communities long-term value.
TruMark Financial Credit Union, Trevose Pa., hosted a professional development day for teachers providing information on personal finance to incorporate into their classroom lessons in an effort to encourage financial literacy. Presentations on the financial industry collapse and its impact on the economy were also built in.
Wauna Federal Credit Union, Clatskanie, Ore., during the 2007-2008 fiscal year collected food donations for Clatsop Community Action Food Bank. CCA distributed food to hungry families with the aid of 18 local agencies located all over the county. During the holiday season, Wauna Federal Credit Union employees were eager to help the CCA Food Bank feed hungry people.
Advance Financial Credit Union, Schererville, Ind., recently had staffers unite with teachers from Merkley Elementary School in Highland, Ind., to make the most of a special visit from the kids count on the money bus youth financial literacy initiative. Development of the program was designed specifically to assist elementary age children learn the fundamentals of managing money. The money bus, a creation of Networks Financial Institute, is located in Indianapolis with offices in Washington and Indiana State University.
Credit Union of Southern California, Whitter, Calif., held a complimentary, take control of your debt, seminar at its Whitter-area office. ByDesign Financial Solutions offered a synopsis and answered many questions on debt consolidation, management and other subjects.
Shell Federal Credit Union, Deer Park, Texas, has rolled out a new youth program called iLife. The program involves participation in community involvement and social responsibility. Young adults are offered opportunities in events with the credit union under the Further Community Unity programs.
DuTrac Community Credit Union, Dubuque, Iowa, hosted a weeklong making a difference pet drive event. Van loads of necessary supplies for the local humane society were collected.
First Capital Federal Credit Union, York, Pa., managers did their part to help revitalize the community during the United Way's day of action. The managers were divided into two teams. The teams were placed in various locations that include a housing facility for the low-income elderly and disabled and a Jewish community center in an effort to help improve the surroundings of the citizens who inhabit these locations.
Neighbors Credit Union, St. Louis, gave instruction to over 50 students at Hazelwood Central Middle School on how to manage a checking account and the importance of saving. Students were instructed on the significance of managing their money and how it will have an impact on their financial status today and later on in life. Neighbors Credit Union understands the importance of educating today's youth and sponsors many events and educational opportunities to help the community.