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  • COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (7/20/12)--In March, Colorado Springs-based Ent FCU partnered with the American Red Cross to train more than 30 Ent volunteers in the event of a local disaster. In June, they put their "Ready When the Times Comes" training to use.  Eight were called up to support shelter operations for evacuees of the recent Waldo Canyon wildfire in Colorado Springs.  The eight volunteers gave more than 160 hours of their time and served a critical role filling the gap of needed local volunteers until national assistance teams arrived, said the credit union. "Ent's volunteers were heroes," said Thomas Gonzalez, CEO of American Red Cross's Pikes Peak Chapter. Pictured are Ent's volunteers with Ent President Randy Bernstein (fifth from left) and Executive Vice President Barb Winter (fourth from right). (Photo provided by Ent FCU) …
  • HARRISBURG, Pa. (7/20/12)--Four credit unions in Pennsylvania are participating in the new "Bank On Lancaster," launched last week by the United Way of Lancaster County. The project provides opportunities for unbanked people to open accounts and receive free financial education, said the Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (Life is a Highway July 13). Participating are Wheatland FCU, Citadel FCU, Lancaster Red Rose CU, and LANCO FCU, as well as nine banks and two nonprofit organizations. Lancaster County has an estimated more than 20,000 people who are unbanked. The average unbanked person spends 5% of net income on unnecessary fees, which for a lower-to-medium income work amounts to about $40,000 over an average working life, said  …
  • MANSFIELD, Texas (7/20/12)--Texas Trust  CU has launched its Mobile Solutions portfolio so members can conduct financial business remotely with their mobile phone. Members can access account information, check balances on the account, transfer money between accounts, view their transaction history and search for surcharge-free ATMs. The Texas Trust Mobile App is available for Apple, Android and Blackberry smartphones. The free app can be downloaded by visiting these companies' app stores and searching for "Texas Trust Mobile Banking." To enable the app, members must be first signed up for Texas Trust's Home Banking feature. Those with older phones can access the same information through the credit union's mobile website.  The Mansfield, Texas-based credit union also said it plans to offer more mobile banking services in the next 12 months …Texas Trust launches mobile solutions
  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (7/20/12)--Charles Alfred Henderson, a longtime member of the board of directors at Campus USA CU, Gainesville, Fla., died July 13 in Jacksonville. He was 85. The University of Florida professor emeritus  served on the credit union's board for 33 years, and served two terms as board chairman (The Tallahassee Democrat July 16).  He taught at University of Florida for 21 years before retiring in 1985, was a former school principal, and was active in education-related organizations.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ann Messer Henderson, and several nieces and nephews …


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