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CU System briefs (11/18/2009)
* RIVERSIDE, Calif. (11/19/09)--Altura CU, Riverside, Calif., encouraged its employees to “Think Pink” in a month-long event to raise awareness and money for breast cancer, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. The employees raised just over $9,000. “All the money was donated to the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure at their event in Temecula, Calif., in late October. Team Altura ranked third for the team donations for the walk,” said Chauntelle Moses, Altura payroll manager and breast cancer survivor. Altura Executive Vice President Ron Woodbury also provided a donation match of $5 for each employee who walked in the race. Altura CU has $890 million in assets. (Photo provided by Altura CU) ... * APPLETON, Wis. (11/19/09)--Eighteen Fox Cities, Wis.-area credit union branches have gathered more than $11,400 in donations to the Appleton Post-Crescent’s “Stock the Shelves” Community Campaign, which raises money for 19 food panties in the newspaper’s circulation area (Appleton Post-Crescent Nov. 16). The credit unions, located in the Appleton, Neenah and Menasha area, also are accepting nonperishable food items at their branches, the newspaper said ... * LYNCHBURG, Va. (11/19/09)--The Credit Unions Care Foundation of Virginia made a $1,000 donation to help victims of the Fort Hood shooting in Texas. The money will support families whose loved ones were killed during the Nov. 5 shootings and help the surrounding community. “With so many military credit unions based in Virginia, we are especially sensitive to the needs of our brave military men and women,” said Gerrianne Burks, president/CEO of Northwest FCU, Herndon, Va., and chair of the foundation. “It’s important that we show the Fort Hood community that the rest of the nation mourns with them and stands ready to help them in their hour of need” ...


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