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Members United donates car to needy family
WARRENVILLE, Ill. (11/15/07)--Members United Corporate CU recently applied the credit union
Kevin Brauer, president, Members United Corporate FCU, Northeast Operations, (left) presents Bernard with the keys and title to the Taurus station wagon, which the credit union donated to help him and his family.
Bernard shows his appreciation for the car he received from Members United Corporate FCU in Warrenville, Ill. “I’m so grateful,” he told the credit union. (Photos provided by Members United Corporate FCU)
philosophy to reach out to a family in need. Members United had an unused company vehicle, a 1996 Ford Taurus station wagon. After a receiving a reference from a local agency, the credit union decided to donate the vehicle to a young man who is working to turn his life around. Bernard, 25, is working toward his GED and has a job manufacturing granite countertops. He's also raising three young children and doesn't have enough money to buy a vehicle. On Oct. 31, Members United presented Bernard, 25, with his first car. Because Bernard did not have a car, he was taking his younger children to daycare every morning in a taxi, and then continuing on to work. Members United also provided bags of treats for Bernard’s children to celebrate Halloween, and gave Bernard a gift card to offset gasoline and insurance costs. “I’m so grateful, I think I will smile through my sleep tonight,” Bernard said. Members United has $12.1 billion in assets.


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