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CU System briefs (07/18/2014)
  • MIDDLETOWN, Pa. (7/18/14)-- Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU, Middletown, Pa., is holding fast to a resolution for 2014 to raise money and awareness for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN Hospitals), their patients and their families . This year, Mid-Atlantic Corporate planted a community garden with the intent of selling the produce to employees and donating all the funds to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. The garden will be tended by the corporate's employees. Mid-Atlantic Corporate FCU also has joined CMN Hospitals for the annual egg hunt at Hershey Stadium, Children's Miracle Network Telethon and Chocolate Miracle 5K Race. Nine of Mid-Atlantic Corporate's employees participated in this year's Egg Stuffing Party, in which they helped The Hershey Co. stuff Easter eggs for its annual egg hunt to benefit CMN Hospitals at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. On June 21, Mid-Atlantic Corporate employees collected shoe tags from runners at the Chocolate Miracle 5K Race finish line to record their race times. The proceeds from this event went to Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital. All told, Mid-Atlantic Corporate has raised $12,492.81 for CMN Hospitals in the first half of 2014 ...
  • RICHLAND, Wash., and ROME, N.Y. (7/18/14)--Two credit unions recently lent assistance to local organizations that were in financial need. Richland, Wash.-based Gesa CU, with $1.3 billion in assets, pledged matching funds of up to $15,000 to keep two local crisis centers open, the Northwest Credit Union Association reported ( Anthem July 15). The local community also donated more than $38,000. With the credit union's matching gift, more than $53,000 has now been raised. The campaign is for the continued operation of the Safe Harbor Crisis Center and My Friend's Place Teen Shelter in Kennewick. In New York state, Rome Teachers FCU donated $5,000 to help the Rome Rescue Mission meet a budget shortfall of $28,000 . John Vero, board president of the $33 million-asset credit union, told the Utica Observer-Dispatch that the decision was an easy one (July 15). "We know they feed thousands of people and provided approximately 40,000 meals for people throughout this year, and they provide education and job support for their clients, the majority of which are single women," he said ...
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