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Freestar Financial CU, Clinton Township, Mich., was established in 1957 at what is now Selfridge Air National Guard Base. It celebrated its 60th anniversary by hosting a free shredding day with refreshments and prizes at its Sterling Heights, Mich., branch.
Coastal CU, Raleigh, N.C., celebrated its 50th anniversary by publishing 50 Years of Sharing, a series of videos and written narratives illustrating different ways Coastal has touched the lives of members, employees and the community. The stories are published on Coastal’s microsite, http://bankbetter.org/50stories.
For the third consecutive year, Genisys CU, Auburn Hills, Mich., was ranked as one of the top 200 healthiest credit unions in the nation by Depositaccounts.com.
Kellogg Community CU, Battle Creek, Mich., was named the second-healthiest CU in Michigan, and ranked 40th in the nation, according to Depositaccounts.com.
Vermont FCU, Burlington, Vt., participated in Middlebury Union Middle Schools’ “Shark Tank Start Up” summer camp for the second straight year. In addition to donating $750, the CU sent two staff members to mentor students.
Michigan State University FCU, East Lansing, Mich., game members a chance to win $500 for using their MSUFCU Visa debit or credit cards on Amazon Prime Day. The promotion encouraged card-holding members to learn about and responsibly use their debit and credit cards. Compared to 2016, Members’ purchases on Amazon with MSUFCU cards increased 59 percent for debit and 47 percent for credit cards.
Topline FCU, Maple Grove, Minn., hosted a summer youth intern through Brooklynk, a youth employment program responding to community needs.
First Financial FCU, Lutherville, Md., dedicated two months to hosting “Stuff the Bus” events for its two local school districts to supplement teachers and students with needed school supplies.
Texell CU, Temple, Texas, gave $750 to The Caring Place after a promotion in which members were able to reduce their rate by 0.25 percent or more when refinancing an auto loan and also choose one of four charities to whom Texell would make a donation. Many members selected The Caring Place as their preferred charity.