Gateway Metro Credit Union, St. Louis, sent a record number of walkers and contributed a record amount of money to the Light the Night Charity Walk. The walk was held at Forest Park to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. More than 90 walkers participated raising more than $1,700 for the cause.
Corporate America Family Credit Union, Elgin, Ill., hosted a shred day, offering the community an opportunity to shred up to three boxes of discarded personal documents. The shredding was free, and all who attended were also given the chance to learn how to guard against identity theft.
Wauna Federal Credit Union, Clatskanie, Ore., sponsored an award winning multimedia seminar. The event, titled "But What If I Live? The American Retirement Crisis," was held at the Seafood Center in Astoria. The presentation received positive compliments from all in attendance.
Woodstone Credit Union, Federal Way, Wash., welcomed residents to clean house and protect their identity by participating in a free shred day. The credit union provided a professional shredding service for residents in the community who wished to find a secure and efficient way to dispose of documents containing sensitive information.
Service Credit Union, Portsmouth, N.H., became the only sponsor of the Civic Engagement Team of City Year New Hampshire. A member of the nonprofit AmeriCorps network, City Year New Hampshire attempts to assist communities through citizen service, civic engagement, leadership development and social entrepreneurship.
Atlanta Postal Credit Union, Atlanta, participated with hundreds of metro area companies and several hundred individual participants in the Kaiser Permanente Corp. Run/Walk. The event was designed to promote health, wellness and fitness among Atlanta companies and their employees. Proceeds raised from this annual event benefit the Atlanta Braves Foundation and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Atlanta.
MidSouth Federal Credit Union, Macon, Ga., sponsored a retiree reception at Vineville United Methodist Church. The event was to honor newly retired educators. A representative of the credit union presented a donation to the Bibb Retired Educators Association.
Michigan Schools and Government Credit Union, Clinton Township, Mich., hosted a blood drive at the credit union's main office. The blood drive supported the American Red Cross in its endeavor to help ease the suffering of accident victims, cancer patients and those with blood disorders.
United Educational Credit Union, Battle Creek, Mich., hosted a Financial Survival Fair at all the offices in Battle Creek, Albion and Coldwater. The event was created as a way to help people get through rough economic times.
Kennedy Space Center Federal Credit Union, Merritt Island, Fla., in an effort to save power, money and go green, issued a challenge to all 12 of its branches. The winning branch would be the one decreasing its energy usage by the largest percentage over a one-year time period. The Titusville branch was named the winner, saving 35 kilowatt hours a day.
Pacific Credit Union, Sacramento, Calif., provided a $5,000 donation to continue its support of the Child and Family Opportunity Center's Community Store. The Community Store stocks and offers household necessities that many low-income families.
Chetco Federal Credit Union, Harbor, Ore., partnered with Ocean Crest Elementary School to support its new reading program, Brandon Readers and Volunteers, at the 62nd annual Cranberry Festival. Donations were collected at the credit unions booth benefiting B.R.A.V.O. and the purchase of reading material.