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CUs MAKE DIFFERENCE IN COMMUNITIES
updated 08/31/14 03:16 PM
Volunteerism, Contributions, and More
Scroll down to view the latest on how credit unions and industry affiliates across California and Nevada are donating time and money to help the communities they serve, implementing new operational strategies for members, and advocating for the credit union movement!

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PACOIMA DEVELOPMENT FCU
updated 08/29/14 11:20 AM
Pacoima Development FCU was awarded a $124,922 Financial and Technical Assistance grant from the U.S. Treasury's Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund). More than $160 million was awarded to 152 organizations.

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EVANGELICAL CHRISTIAN CU
updated 08/29/14 11:18 AM
Evangelical Christian CU expanded its management staff with the appointment of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Abel Pomar and Retail Banking Executive Robert McDougall. Both officers will work toward an affinity-banking model to improve member experience and introduce financial services as part of the credit union’s next phase of growth.

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ALLU.S. CU
updated 08/29/14 11:17 AM
allU.S. CU is having a one-month long celebration in honor of the one-year anniversary of its name change. Every Friday in September, members can win prizes from local restaurants, wineries, and other establishments, plus enjoy complimentary snacks, and more.

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KERN SCHOOLS FCU
updated 08/29/14 11:16 AM
Kern Schools FCU has partnered with VSoft Corporation, a global provider of information and technology solutions for financial institutions, for back office solutions across the credit union’s nine-branch network. VSoft will capture, correct, and perform preliminary validation on documents in a batch of deposited items, plus recognition and automated image repair technology will reduce data entry and operator intervention while reducing image quality return items.

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MENDO LAKE CU
updated 08/29/14 11:15 AM
Mendo Lake CU held a financial literacy class at Mendocino College to teach students how to be financially independent and self-reliant, and to take control of their finances so it doesn't take control of them. Led by Jamey Gill, director of Marketing and Community Outreach at Mendo Lake CU, 33 students participated in the discussion.

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Altura CU members and employees donated enough school supplies to fill a van.
ALTURA CU
updated 08/29/14 11:10 AM
Altura CU participated in the Fill-a-Backpack program, administered by the County Department of Mental Health’s Parent Support and Training Program, and collected supplies to help local needy kids get ready for the school year. In other news, member Krystina Crofoot won $500 for using her Altura Visa Debit Card as part of the Better Ways to Win promotion, which highlights the convenience of using the credit union’s debit card for everyday purchases. As a monthly winner, Crofoot becomes one of 12 finalists eligible for the grand prize drawing for a brand new Audi A4.

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Andrew Shensky, Stephany Bradford, and Christin Hickman were the 2014 recipients of Eagle Community CU’s Eagle Scholarship Awards program.
EAGLE COMMUNITY CU
updated 08/29/14 11:09 AM
Eagle Community CU awarded $10,000 in grants to three Orange County students as part of its 2014 Eagle Scholarship Awards program. To date, the credit union has contributed nearly $150,000 to local students furthering their education.

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San Diego County CU’s shred event attracted 7,000 people.
SAN DIEGO COUNTY CU
updated 08/29/14 11:08 AM
San Diego County CU hosted a Super Shred event on July 26 that disposed of 422,350 pounds of paper and set a Guinness World Record along the way. More than 7,000 people attended the event.

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Victoria Velasquez is the 2014 winner of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) President’s Scholarship.
SKYONE FCU
updated 08/29/14 11:06 AM
SkyOne FCU expanded its partnership with the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) to provide college scholarships to students whose families are NATCA members. Specifically, SkyOne FCU contributed toward the 2014 President’s Scholarship—the largest scholarship offered by NATCA.

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COASTHILLS CU
updated 08/29/14 11:05 AM
CoastHills CU has expanded its services and field of membership to five contiguous Central Coast California counties to include Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, and Ventura. The expansion follows a conversion from federal to state charter last month.

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LBS FINANCIAL CU
updated 08/29/14 11:04 AM
LBS Financial CU launched its fourth annual Adopt-a-School program this summer to collect school supplies for Juarez Elementary School in ABC Unified School District, Lindsey Middle School in Long Beach Unified School District, and for multiple elementary schools within Bellflower Unified School District.

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Redwood CU’s Donna Zapata (left) displays her Woman of the Year award with Marisa Loza of the Napa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Marcos J. Suarez of the California Hispanic Chamber.
REDWOOD CU
updated 08/29/14 11:02 AM
Redwood CU Business Development Officer Donna Zapata was honored by the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Woman of the Year. Zapata was one of eight local entrepreneurs and community leaders recognized for working for the betterment of the Napa Latino community.

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Local students awarded college scholarships from NuVision FCU.
NUVISION FCU
updated 08/29/14 11:00 AM
NuVision FCU awarded scholarships ranging from $500 to $1,000 to seven Southern California students. The winners were recognized together with their families at an awards ceremony held at NuVision FCU’s Huntington Beach headquarters in July. In other news, NuVision FCU announced its participation in three events that support the Children’s Miracle Network benefiting the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA) and Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). A toy drive collected two large bins of brand new toys for ill children, while a book donation went to the CHLA’s Literally Healing program, which uses books to lift the spirits of patients and their families. NuVision FCU also plans to participate in the annual CHOC Walk in the Park at Disneyland Resort in October.

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Warm Hearts Full Bellies event volunteers showcase their donation efforts.
ARROWHEAD CU
updated 08/29/14 10:57 AM
Arrowhead CU team members donated more than 6,000 school supplies and backpacks to children living in local shelters as part of the Homeaid Inland Empire’s Warm Hearts Full Bellies event. This is the second event the two organizations partnered on this year—donating diapers and baby wipes to mothers as a part of the Essentials for Young Lives program this past March.

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UNIVERSITY CU
updated 08/29/14 10:56 AM
University CU and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Flood Relief Program provided relief to UCLA employees and students who were affected by a flood caused by a nearby water main break in July. The UCLA Flood Relief Program offered quick-review car loan applications and funding, a short-term loan to replace valuables or pay insurance deductibles, and temporary payment relief to affected members with car loans at the credit union.

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DESERT VALLEYS FCU
updated 08/29/14 10:55 AM
Desert Valleys FCU is one of 174 low-income credit unions to receive a National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) award. The NCUA has awarded more than $1 million in grants to help credit unions expand services to members, train staff, and collaborate for greater efficiencies. Desert Valleys FCU received an $8,000 grant.

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PATELCO CU
updated 08/29/14 10:53 AM
Patelco CU hired Liz Stewart as vice president of Collections and Analytics, and Mike Poirier as vice president of Member Business Lending. Stewart will oversee all collections and portfolio review, while Poirier will be responsible for Patelco CU’s commercial and secondary market loan portfolios. In other news, Patelco CU partnered with the Elder Financial Protection Network on a free symposium that addressed current financial scams and fraud attempts targeted at elders in the San Mateo area.

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AMERICA’S CHRISTIAN CU
updated 08/29/14 09:07 AM
America’s Christian CU CEO Mendell L. Thompson was selected by Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi as a 2014 Angels in Adoption awardee for his outstanding efforts of defending the cause of adoptive children. America’s Christian CU has helped more than 1,000 children find families through their award-winning Adoption Loan Program.

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