Spokane Federal Partners With TV Station to Raise Wildfire Relief Funds

The credit union partnered with KXLY, the Red Cross, Washington State University, and local firefighters to raise thousands of dollars for those impacted by the fires.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Cheney Federal unveils new branding; Solarity employees open wallets for wildfire victims; and Wauna matches member and public donations to Wildfire Relief Fund.

Northwest Credit Unions Aid Washington Flood Victims

After floods ravaged the homes of dozens in Grays Harbor County this winter, the credit unions of the Northwest united to help families affected by the disaster.

Credit Unions Step up to Help Wildfire Victims

The Northwest Credit Union Foundation is seeding an emergency fund to assist Washington’s wildfire victims. Media reports indicate 150-200 homes have been destroyed.

Scammers Targeting Oregon Taxpayers with Threatening Payment Demands

A sophisticated phone scam is targeting Oregon taxpayers during this tax season, telling victims they owe money to the IRS or Oregon Department of Revenue and demanding immediate payment via debit card or wire transfer.

News & Notes: Here’s What’s Happening Around the Northwest

Washington’s rural Vashon Island will have two credit unions when Our Community Credit Union opens a new branch there next week; Valley Credit Union helps raise more than $14,000 for crime victims and collects much-needed supplies for struggling families; Providence Federal Credit Union’s ‘Community Impact’ Committee sees immediate results; Next week’s Young Credit Union Professionals meeting will focus on advocacy.

Bank Robberies Leave Life-Long Scars Despite Public Perception as ‘Victimless Crimes’

Bank robbers held up more than 5,000 financial institutions last year, getting away with nearly $40 million. The fact is that they robbed more than the institution; they robbed tellers and member service representatives of self-confidence, peace of mind or a good night’s sleep for years to come. An experienced banker who has seen 12 robberies in a 30-year career shares her story.