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Fiscal Credit Union, Glendale, Calif. employees have participated in the Great Graffiti Paint Out, which is the largest volunteer city clean up effort in Glendale. Over 15 coworkers, family members and friends joined CU employees in the clean up effort. GECU, El Paso, Texas, has raised more than $40,504 for the Children’s Miracle Network during a truck giveaway. The winner of the 2002 GMC Sonoma pick-up was GECU member Adrian Ponce. A portion of the proceeds benefited CMN’s “Always Kids Miracle” hotline. The free, confidential hotline is a 24-hour resource for parents seeking information, referrals or advice on issues affecting children including social medical, legal and economic concerns. FAIRWINDS Credit Union, Orlando, Fla., has donated $2,500 to the Blanchard Park YMCA Family Center. The family center provides program opportunities to children within the community who cannot afford to participate. Programs include summer camps, after-school programs, sports camps, swim lessons, and seminars. Auto Body Credit Union, Lansing, Mich., employees have donated their first quarter “dress down” contributions to Council Against Domestic Assault; Relief After Violent Encounters and the SIREN/Eaton Shelter. Each organization has been presented with a $500 donation. ABCU staffers have the option to dress down on Fridays by contributing to a fund. Proceeds of the fund are then awarded to select organizations. CEFCU, Peoria, Ill., has donated $25,000 to the Children’s Discovery Museum’s Discover this.a bright, new vision capital campaign. The museum plans to apply the funds toward the construction of its new facility, professionally designed exhibits and expanded educational programs. Workers’ Credit Union, Fitchburg, Mass., has donated $5,000 to the residents of Gardner to build a new community library. The new facility will include an expanded children’s library and a children’s programming room for story hours, arts/crafts. Library Trustees have set a goal of $1.5 million to help pay for the construction and maintenance of the new library. Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union, Gaithersburg, Md., employees have donated their time to participate in the YMCA Healthy Kids Day celebration. Each year children and their parents learn the benefits of not just being physically fit but also financially prepared. Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Kingston, N.Y., has donated $3,679.28 to the American Heart Association. For the fourth year, the credit union has served as silver sponsor for the annual HeartWalk. According to AHA, cardiovascular diseases rank as America’s number one killer. Steel Works Community Federal Credit Union, Weirton, W. Va., has donated $500 to the Brooke-Hancock County Veterans Memorial, Inc. A memorial brick will be placed in the walkway in honor of the dedication. Telesis Community Credit Union, Chatsworth, Calif., has donated $500 to a Santa Clarita family to help them move in and adjust to their newly built Habitat for Humanity home. The donation was part of the credit union’s dedication to local communities. Keesler Federal Credit Union, Biloxi, Miss., employees have donated their time to participate in the Special Olympics held at Keesler Air Force Base. Employees not only hand out awards but also help set up the many games. Granite City Steel & Community Federal Credit Union, Ill., has donated $5,000 to the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. The intrastate relay has two goals: to raise money and increase public awareness for the athletes of Special Olympics. GCS FCU employees also sold Torch Run t-shirts to raise money for the cause. Spectrum Federal Credit Union, San Francisco, employee Tony Bayudan’s Credit Union Coalition Against AIDS has raised awareness and funds to benefit AIDS research, and education. In just its sixth year of participating in the AIDS Walk San Francisco, the Coalition has generated the 3rd highest fundraising total among all financial institutions. Kitsap Community Federal Credit Union, Bremerton, Wash., has raised nearly $3,000 for the American Cancer Society during the Relay for Life. Forty-five credit union board members and employees, including cancer survivors participated in the event. Selling cancer society bears and paper shoes in the branches raised additional funds. Genesis Federal Credit Union, Springfield, Va., has hosted a family safety event to educate members about safety issues ranging from gun safety to child seat installation. Working with the local Sheriff, police and Volunteer Fire Departments, the credit union provided children with a free photograph and information booklet to record vital statistics. GFCU sponsored KidCare to help law enforcement officials in the recovery of a missing child. Pacific Service Credit Union, Walnut Creek, Calif., has donated $500 grants to charitable organizations favored by employees. Employees earn a $500 grant to benefit a charity where they have volunteered their time for six consecutive months. The most recent $500 contribution went to the Boy and Girl Scouts of America on behalf of PSCU staffer Wendy Fagan. Dupaco Community Credit Union, Dubuque, Iowa, has raised nearly $2,000 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Senior management team members and branch managers lined up to be “pied” for the fundraising event. Attendees had great aim and all who volunteered were rewarded with a pie in the face. Missouri Credit Union System, St. Louis, has helped raise $722,360 for the Children’s Miracle Network with a radiothon hosted by local FM station 101.1. The event is the largest broadcast fund-raiser for CMN of Greater St. Louis to date. Volunteers from St. Louis Community Credit Union, Purina Credit Union, St. Louis Postal Credit Union, First Missouri Credit Union and Arsenal Credit Union answered phones, took pledges and listened to the many stories of the more than 400,000 children in the St. Louis area who benefit from CMN. All proceeds from the radiothon went to Cardinal Glennon’s Children Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Earthmover Credit Union, Aurora, Ill., has raised over $800 for Kevin Holden-Bentley, a first-grader battling Leukemia. To raise funds ECU employees paid $3 to wear jeans on the last Friday of each month. In addition, collection boxes were placed in each branch lobby.

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