HARRISBURG, Pa. (6/22/09)--The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and the Governor's Office have asked for credit unions' help in a new state initiative involving community service by financial service professionals. The Pennsylvania Credit Union Association (PCUA) said it was contacted by the two offices to enlist help with "Get Help Now Pennsylvania," (Life is a Highway June 19). The program is a statewide outreach effort to provide free assistance and referrals to Pennsylvanians who have been negatively affected by the financial downturn. The program will run from July 7 to Sept. 11--a national day of service and remembrance--and will include members of the legal profession and the financial services industry at 21 locations throughout the state. The state will conduct a simultaneous webcast today to outline details. PCUA President/CEO Jim McCormack said the association hopes to have credit unions represented at all 13 webcast locations.