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* NEW ORLEANS (10/14/08)--The Louisiana Credit Union League offered attendees of the 2008 Annual Meeting and Convention the opportunity to “Go Green.” The league gave attendees the option of receiving a compact disc with information from the sessions or a printed booklet. About 20% of the 322 attendees elected to go with the CDs. With an additional contribution by the league, 100 trees also were planted in national forests through the Trees For America program ... * MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (10/14/08)--HarborOne CU, Brockton, Mass., and Hanscom CU, Boston, received Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility awards, the Massachusetts Credit Union League announced. HarborOne received first place and Hanscom received second place. HarborOne’s winning entry focused on its multicultural banking center which was created in 2007 to help consumers affected by subprime mortgages and other predatory financial practices. Hanscom won the award for partnering with Kids at Heart to raise money for a children’s hospital. It broke all donation records and raised $14,519.45 ... * SAN ANTONIO (10/14/08)--Air Force FCU, San Antonio, announced that its member contact center is open 24 hours per day, seven days a week, and 365 days per year, including holidays. “We serve a membership that is apt to be deployed worldwide and we want to be there when they need us,” said Robert Glenn, Air Force FCU president/CEO. Air Force FCU has $310 million in assets ... * ABERDEEN, Md. (10/14/08)--Aberdeen (Md.) Proving Ground FCU donated $72,000 in 2008 to nearly 50 community-based organizations and programs, the credit union announced. Organizations included Harford Habitat for Humanity, Scoutreach, Salvation Army, Elkton Alliance and the Boys and Girls Clubs. The credit union has $664 million in assets ...


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