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Shop for Miracles Effort by Oregon CUs Nets $10,000 for CMN Hospitals

The funds come from CO-OP Financial Services, which recognized the tremendous effort by Oregon credit unions in raising funds for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.

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NWCUF Supports Carolinas Flooding Relief Efforts

The donation comes after overwhelming demand for assistance from the Carolinas Credit Union Foundation following recent flooding there.

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The Foundation: Louisiana Flood Donations Double in One Week

The number of Louisiana credit union employees affected by statewide flooding has reached roughly 300, and the generosity of the Credit Union Movement is matching the pace of the need.

Small Business Administration Calls for Ideas to Reach Underserved Entrepreneurs

The regional SBA team is asking credit unions to share their knowledge of the needs of underserved entrepreneurs.

Couldn’t Make It to GAC? Join the Advocacy Effort with a ‘Don’t Tax Tuesday’ Tweet

CUNA and the Northwest Credit Union Association are urging credit union members and staff to tweet lawmakers today on the third “Don’t Tax Tuesday,” part of a nationwide grassroots effort designed to energize public support for credit unions’ tax-exempt status.

NWCUF Commits $5,000 to Philippine Disaster Relief, Urges Donations to WOCCU Fund

Credit unions are being asked this week to join in the mammoth international relief effort now under way to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, which slammed into the central Philippines with once-in-a-century winds that wiped out entire towns and left an estimated 10,000 people dead.

Spokane Gears Up for Tax Effort with a “Love Letter” Campaign

Spokane’s united credit union community is working together to preserve the credit union tax model. Messaging congress in a method that is comfortable for credit union leadership and members, they’re proposing a “Credit Union Love Letters” campaign.

F.I.S.T. Brings Oregon Financial Institutions Together to Fight Crime

The Financial Institutions Security Task Force (F.I.S.T.) is a cooperative effort aimed at reducing crimes committed against financial institutions. The group includes representatives from banks, savings and loans, and credit unions, as well as from local, state and federal law enforcement.

Fibre’s Miracle Jeans Day Efforts Raise More Than $6,000 for CMN Hospitals

After expanding the Miracle Jeans Day concept to encompass a full “Spirit of Giving” week, Fibre Federal Credit Union raised $6,600 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals last month, more than doubling its original goal.

Bend Credit Unions Join Forces for Charity

A group of Bend credit unions demonstrated the “People Helping People” philosophy this month, setting aside competition to collaborate for charity.

Northwest Credit Unions Part of $100 Million Fundraising Effort for CMN Hospitals

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and credit unions are celebrating a milestone in their partnership with the announcement that the credit union movement has raised $100 million for the children’s care network’s 170 facilities.

Credit Unions Play Waiting Game as S. 2231 Awaits Senate Vote

With a Senate vote on the credit union member business lending bill still not scheduled, credit unions are finding ways to sustain their advocacy efforts over the long haul.

Credit Union CEOs Urged to Attend Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit

With the Oregon Legislature beginning a short session on Feb. 1, the NWCUA Oregon Legislative Leadership Summit will bring credit union leaders in the state together in a targeted effort to shape the future of the credit union movement.

NWCUA Legislative Effort Gets National Spotlight

A story picked up around the nation this week focuses on the Northwest Credit Union Association’s Washington state effort to pass legislation encouraging non-savers to sock away a short term nest egg.